Update: 12:19 p.m. EST: Lindsay Lohan pulled up to the Los Angeles court where her lying-to-cops trial was expected to start at 11:30 a.m. EST. Accompanied by a caravan of three SUVs, the starlet emerged wearing a different outfit from the one she wore on her flight from New York.
Update: 11:55 a.m. EST: The judge entered the courtroom and said, “I understand we’re waiting for the defendant,” before leaving the room filled with attorneys, media and Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan. The trial in her lying-to-cops case was supposed to start at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Update: 11:44 a.m. EST: KABC confirms that Lindsay Lohan’s plane arrived at Los Angeles International Airport or LAX. Her attorney, Mark Heller, was seen arriving at the Los Angeles court, where she is due, moments later.
Update: 11:20 a.m. EST: ABC News has learned that Lindsay Lohan’s plane, which had been scheduled to land at the Van Nuys airport, was instead diverted to Los Angeles International Airport or LAX, which is closer to the courtroom.
Lindsay Lohan is once again racing back to Los Angeles for a scheduled court hearing this morning, which could determine whether she goes to jail.
The “Mean Girls” actress tweeted around 7 a.m. ET time that she was flying by private jet from New York to Los Angeles.
“Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA @drinkmrpink @sheerazhasan,” she wrote. Mr. Pink is an energy drink.
Her court hearing, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. PT, will determine whether the actress goes to jail or averts a trial on charges that she lied to police in connection with a June car crash that briefly sent her to the hospital.
Lohan, 26, pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges filed after the accident: reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers from performing their duties.
Today’s hearing will set a date for a trial on the new charges.
But even if she isn’t convicted, the “Liz & Dick” star faces up to 245 days in jail if a judge determines that she violated her probation in a 2011 theft case. Her probation was revoked in December as a result of the charges stemming from the accident.
It appears, Lohan’s attorney, Mark Heller, was unable to cut a deal with prosecutors. He told ABCNews.com last month, “If nothing is facilitated, we will move forward with the trial.”
At a hearing earlier this month, Judge James Dabney criticized Heller’s apparent lack of understanding of state law, noting mistakes in the lawyer’s filings. He ordered an attorney who’s competent in California law to join Heller at trial.
The actress also cut close her first court hearing in the case in January when she arrived in Los Angeles that morning after taking an early-morning flight from New York.