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Lindsay Lohan won't face charges in Betty Ford Center altercation

Wire • Mar 30, 2011 at 9:01 PM

California prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file battery charges against Lindsay Lohan related to an alleged altercation with a technician at a Betty Ford Center housing complex in Palm Desert last year over whether the actress should take an alcohol test.

The decision comes after local police told prosecutors they believed there was enough evidence to charge Lohan.

But Riverside County prosecutors spent several weeks conducting their own investigations and concluded the case should not be brought to court.

Palm Desert officers were called to the housing complex at 1:03 a.m. Dec. 12 for a disturbance report. A staffer there accused Lohan of battery. Because the charge is classified as a misdemeanor and officers did not witness anything, Lohan was not taken into custody.

Later, the employee said she did not want to press charges.

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(c) 2011, Los Angeles Times.

By Richard Winton - Los Angeles Times (MCT)

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