Lindsay Lohan Charged on Two Coasts, L.A. and NYC

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Hours after Lindsay Lohan was arrested in Manhattan for assaulting a female nightclub patron, the Los Angeles District Attorney charged the 'Mean Girls' actress with three misdemeanor counts for lying to a Santa Monica policeman.

Timing is everything and we have to assume that it was no coincidence that the L.A. DA decided to pull the trigger on Lohan after letting the investigation lag for five months.

The 26-year-old plowed a Porsche into the back of a semi truck in June and led police to believe her personal assistant was behind the wheel.  At some point he decided not to take a fall for Lohan and officers are confident they have enough evidence to prosecute her for the deception.

The California charges could mean an automatic revocation of her 2011 probation in connection a shoplifting charge for removing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.  We're guessing L.A. County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner will soon be presiding over an emergency hearing.

Suffice it to say it has been a really bad week for Lindsay.  Sunday she was the butt of a billion Twitter jokes for her lackluster Liz Taylor portrayal.  Ironically, that turned out to be the least of her problems.

After being released from police custody, Lindsay threw a screaming fit and left her personal assistant Gavin Doyle on the police station curb.

He hit Twitter, "@lindsaylohan after bailing you out last night I HOPE and PRAY you get the help you so desperately need.  We are ALL rooting for you. Xxx"

Later he tweeted, "Life is NOT a movie it's a reality that needs to be faced."

Check out two videos below ... in the first one goes all she-devil against her assistant at the 20 second mark on the slider.  The second shows police taking her into custody:

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Photo:  Twitter-Lindsay Lohan, Video Screen Grab