Lindsay Lohan Claims Innocence Regarding Cocaine

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Lindsay Lohan is trying to set the record straight about her latest arrest.

After getting booked for DUI and possession of cocaine, the "Mean Girls" star insists, "I am innocent."

The actress offered up the claim to "Access Hollywood's" Billy Bush in an email on Tuesday, July 24, the same day she was arrested.

"I am innocent ... did not do drugs; They're not mine," she said.

The problem is that no one is claiming that she did drugs, rather that she was under the influence while driving, was driving on a suspended license and that she had cocaine on her person when she was searched by police.

A 911 call early Tuesday morning alerted police to a car chase in Santa Monica that involved Lohan. Although the details are still sketchy -- some reports claim she was chasing a car, while she insists she and her assistant were being chased and "almost hit by my assistant Tarin's mom" -- when Lohan was pulled over, she failed an in-field walking test and later scored a 0.12 on a breath test at the police station. California law states that anything greater than a 0.08 blood-alcohol level is over the legal limit.

The actress was released on bail the same day, but was subsequently dropped from her planned "Tonight Show" appearance to promote her thriller "I Know Who Killed Me," opening on Friday, July 27. "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" actor Rob Schneider impersonated her instead, dressed in wig, dress and even an electronic alcohol-monitoring anklet similar to the one Lohan had been wearing ever since leaving Promises' rehab center in Malibu.

Lohan will be arraigned on Aug. 24. If convicted of all charges, she could face up to six years in prison.

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