We haven't heard from Lindsay in a while, so of course it's time for a good arrest story!

Perhaps Lindsay was worried that Amanda Bynes might take her title for most messed-up starlet so Lilo did the best she could to solidify her title last night ...

Lohan was arrested early Wednesday morning after leaving the scene of an accident in which she hit a pedestrian with her Porsche Cayenne.

The Canyons star bumped into an unidentified man, hitting him in the knee around 2am. One of Lindsay's friends got out of the car -- just in front of the Dream Hotel in the Meatpacking District -- to check for damage and when they realized the car was cool, they took off.

About 30 minutes later, Lindsay and crew re-emerged from the Dream Hotel (where she tends to stay when she's in New York because she's pals with owner Vikram Chatwal), and was arrested on a misdemeanor charge. Lohan was released without bail. The victim of Lindsay's hit-and-run reportedly checked into a nearby hospital but had no visible injuries.

Lindsay was released from probation stemming from her theft charges in March, when Judge Stephanie Sautner told the actress in court: "You need to live your life in a more mature way." Hmmm .... hit-and-run? Mature?