Lindsay Lohan denies drinking prior to 2005 car crash

December 27th, 2007 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has dismissed claims that she was under the influence of alcohol, drugs or prescription medication when she collided with Raymundo Ortega in Oct 2005.

Ortega sued the 21-year-old actress in June 2007 for negligence, alleging that she had been drinking prior to the crash, and is currently seeking at least 200,000 dollars in damages.

The Mean Girls star crashed her Mercedes-Benz into Ortegas van and allegedly attempted to leave the scene of the accident to avoid the ever-pursuing paparazzi.

Ortega has also accused the restaurant named Ivy for serving alcohol to Lohan, who was only 19 at that time.

However, in a court declaration dated Dec. 15, the actress said that she did not consume any alcohol either at the lunch or before arriving at the restaurant.

“I did not consume an alcoholic beverage or any type of medication or drug in the hours prior to my arrival at the Ivy. Additionally, at no time between my arrival at the Ivy and the subject automobile accident did I consume an alcoholic beverage, medication or other drug,” E! Online quoted Lohan, as stating in the declaration.

In order to support Lohan’s statement, the restaurant lawyers also submitted part of a deposition of her server that day.

Adam Novicki, who was serving the actress at the restaurant, said that Lohan was served no alcohol, nor did she try to order any.

“I know for a fact Miss Lohan did not order an Ivy gimlet,” Novicki said.

According to Lohans court documents, Ortega was at fault in the crash for making an illegal U-turn in front of the actress’ car. (ANI)

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