Another DUI arrest casts doubt on whether Lindsay Lohan can save her faltering career

By Missy Schwartz
Updated July 27, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Will Lindsay Lohan’s life ever be anything but one ongoing storm of controversy? Outlook not so good: On July 24, less than two weeks after completing a 45-day stint in rehab, the starlet was arrested in Santa Monica, on suspicion of drunk driving. According to police, her blood alcohol level was .12 percent (the legal California limit is .08), and she was carrying a ”small amount” of cocaine. The bust came just five days after Lohan turned herself in to Beverly Hills police for her May 26 car accident — also an alleged DUI. Her publicist had no comment, but Lohan’s lawyer Blair Berk said in a statement that her client ”had relapsed” and was ”receiving medical care.” (She’s scheduled to appear in court Aug. 24.)

The 21-year-old’s latest dustup could land her in jail, and it certainly doesn’t bode well for her troubled career. She canceled a July 24 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno to promote her new thriller I Know Who Killed Me, and while she was slated to film the indie comedy Poor Things with Shirley MacLaine this summer, a source close to the production now says ”it’s likely Lindsay will not be involved.”

And what about her latest gig — playing a prostitute in Dare to Love Me, a biopic about tango legend Carlos Gardel? ”We support Lindsay 100 percent and want her to be in the movie,” says producer Lucas Jarach, who hopes to begin production in September. But with jail time now a possibility, Lohan may not get to put her recent dance lessons to good use. — Additional reporting by Nicole Sperling and Lindsay Soll)