Hollywood wildchild Lindsay Lohan has temporarily left Los Angeles' swinging party scene and flown to her mother's house in New York.

The star, who has been in trouble with the law over drug use and drunk driving, flew first class to her mother's house and is now spending time with her and her three siblings and grandmother, according to the New York Post.

Lohan's mother Dina said: "She's doing well."

Lindsay's father, Michael, said he hoped to patch things up with his
estranged daughter as fears that her bad behaviour will derail her career gather pace.

Speaking to the New York Post, he said: "If it is true that she's in New York, I hope we'll have contact. I'll help her in every possible way I can."

"Lindsay has to get away from the people she's around in LA. She needs to have her father and her mother in her life," he added.

The Mean Girls and Herbie Fully Loaded star was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the early hours last week by police in California, who revealed that they had allegedly found her to be in possession of a small amount of cocaine.

Lohan, already facing an earlier charge of drink driving following a May car crash, was apparently pursuing a vehicle being driven by the mother of her personal assistant when she was apprehended in the latest incident, Santa Monica police said.

But in an email to the host of a US entertainment show, the actress insisted that she was innocent.

Responding to a message sent by Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, Lohan reportedly replied: "Yes. I am innocent ... [I] did not do drugs they're not mine.

"I was almost hit by my assistant Tarin's mom. I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy," she added, according to comments posted on the show's website.

It is not clear why Lohan was involved in the alleged incident with the mother of one of her staff members, but at a press conference following the actress' arrest police revealed that her assistant had quit her job just hours before.

Meanwhile Hollywood legal experts are warning Lohan that her best bet for avoiding jail time is to go back into rehab following her second bRush with the law in recent weeks.

The party-loving star handed herself in to Beverly Hills police last month to face charges of drink driving and leaving the scene of an accident in relation to a car crash on May 26th, when she allegedly lost control of her Mercedes-Benz sports car and drove into a hedge.

06/08/2007 07:54:03