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Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday morning following a fight at a Chelsea nightclub.

Lohan was charged with third-degree assault after the fight at Club Avenue on 10th Avenue around 4 a.m.

She was taken to the local police precinct, where she was processed. She received a desk appearance ticket, which means she will be arraigned at a later date. She left the courtroom just after 7:30 a.m., her face covered in a jacket as security led her to a waiting car.Lohan allegedly struck a woman in the face during a dispute that escalated.

Her accuser, a 28-year-old woman from West Palm Beach, Florida, was also in the 10th Precinct, did not require medical attention and was not expected to be charged.

Lohan is a regular at the club, which reportedly banned her earlier this year following an incident in which she tweeted about Justin Timberlake.

She was previously arrested in September at another nightclub in the Dream Hotel. In that incident, a pedestrian claimed Lohan hit her with her car and did not stop. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute the case.

In late September Lohan was also involved in a hotel-room quarrel that began over a set of cell phone photos allegedly taken by a part time Congressional aide. After Lohan claimed the aide, Christian LaBella, had assaulted her, he was arrested, but the misdemeanor charges against him were later dropped.

Lohan remains on informal probation for taking a necklace from a jewelry store without permission last year. That means she doesn’t have to check in with a judge or probation officer but could face a jail term if arrested again.

On Sunday Lohan’s Lifetime film “Liz & Dick,” in which she portrays Elizabeth Taylor, premiered, and was watched by a soft 3.5 million viewers. The film was positioned as the actress’ comeback following years of trouble with the law.

article courtesy of WABC.com

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