Lindsay Lohan loves making excuses, playing the victim and claiming everyone is out to get her. Incredibly, in this case, she may actually have an argument.
The Palm Desert Police Department was dead set on sticking it to her, reports say, after her altercation with Betty Ford Center staff member Dawn Holland.
Desperate to finger Lohan for something to get her arrested, police contacted the L.A. County probation office shortly after Lindsay and Dawn threw down.
Lindsay has been, and remains on probation for a 2007 DUI conviction. Failure to adhere to the terms of said probation have landed her in jail more than once.
Palm Desert police notified L.A. County Deputy Probation Officer Barbara Parker of the melee, imploring her to come and arrest Lohan for violating probation.
When Parker told the lieutenant it would be premature to take such drastic action, the local lieutenant began arguing with her and it got "extremely heated."
After the call, the lieutenant's boss called Parker to apologize.The police in Palm Desert, which is in Riverside County, are still saying Lindsay violated her probation by committing battery and could be jailed as a result.
It's odd they're pushing it so hard, as the L.A. County Probation Department and a Beverly Hills judge are the ones who determine if a violation took place.
It's equally odd in light of Dawn Holland burying the hatchet with Lohan and publicly saying she won't cooperate with any attempt to prosecute the star.
The L.A. County Probation Department will not act unless she's convicted of battery in Riverside County, which is a stretch without Holland testifying.
Just the same, Palm Desert police insist that probation violations were committed and referred the case to prosecutors, saying in a statement:
"The investigation and facts in evidence has revealed other possible violations by Ms. Lohan relating to certain conditions of her probation terms."
It's unclear if police believe she engaged in substance abuse, which would also constitute a probation violation if established (it's happened before).
Law enforcement sources say she refused a breathalyzer. Lohan's camp says she asked for one, insisting she was clean, but was negged by Holland.
In any case, the facts are thin, and Lohan's lawyer believes the Palm Desert PD is out to get her client. We're thinking this time, she may be spot on.