Guy in LiLo 'Hit-and-Run:' She Was Drunk
He may sue Lindsay Lohan, says Jose Rodriguez
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2012 10:38 AM CDT
Lindsay Lohan appears for a probation hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)

(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan's day just keeps getting worse: After her arrest early today for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident, the guy who says she hit him with her car—Jose Rodriguez, 34—is telling the New York Post he thinks she was "drunk" at the time. "She was stumbling," says Rodriguez, who was leaving his job as a cook when the incident occurred. "I just saw the car coming and I turned around," he says, adding that when the car allegedly hit his leg, "it hurt a lot."

He claims Lohan then snapped, "You gotta move," and went inside. He was taken to a hospital with knee pain, and says that he has ligament damage. Sort of odd, then, that security footage shows him "sprinting" after Lohan after the incident, according to TMZ. The gossip site reports that surveillance video captured the entire event, and makes it certainly appear as if Rodriguez "is grossly exaggerating his claim at the very least." In fact, sources say cops who viewed it can't even agree on whether LiLo's car actually touched Rodriguez. He's considering a civil suit anyway.

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Sep 19, 2012 8:49 PM CDT
Was this guy a cook at the same place she was going? I bet most places know ahead of time if a celebrity is coming. This guy overheard something about it and went outside knowing she was coming and that she's a terrible driver. Also, she's an idiot.
Sep 19, 2012 6:29 PM CDT
Um, how could she have been driving AND staggering? Which one is it, Jose? I don't believe he has a leg to stand on.[I couldn't help that one!]
Sep 19, 2012 5:31 PM CDT
Hearsay has no bearing in court, so this is nothing more than a filler piece. More power to him if he sues her, and why this crap gets more media coverage than the ailing economy I'll never know. Keep those blinders on, people!