One of the young men who claims to have been in the car with Lindsay Lohan the night of her drunk-driving arrest says it seemed as though she tried to tell police she wasn't driving at all, TMZ.com reported.
Dante Nigro told the celebrity gossip Web site that when police arrived, it "seemed" as if Lohan said to officers, "I wasn't driving. The black kid was driving."
An African American friend of Nigro's, Ronnie Blake, says he leaped out of the car when a very inebriated Lohan commandeered the vehicle and began driving erratically, according to TMZ.com. Blake says Lohan ran over his foot but kept going.
In 911 tapes released Thursday, the mother of Lohan's former personal assistant — who had quit hours before Lohan's arrest — repeatedly says "he" and "the gentleman" when she's calling in her report of a mysterious car following her.
The woman could have been referring to one of Lohan's two passengers; Nigro says he was in the front seat and another male, Jakon Sutter, was in the back.
Nigro, Blake and Sutter say they're all friends of the boyfriend of Lohan's personal assistant, who had initially been behind the wheel but had gotten out during an argument with his girlfriend, according to TMZ.com.
The group had been at a party in Malibu, TMZ.com reported. Nigro and Blake told the Web site that Lohan was extremely angry and "very messed up" — on alcohol and drugs, they believe — when she jumped into the driver's seat of the car with its ignition running and took her passengers on a wild ride on the Pacific Coast Highway.
Nigro said she was driving at 100 mph, and he tried to wrestle the wheel from her but she told him she'd sue him if he touched her, according to TMZ.com. In fact, it's Lohan who might face a civil lawsuit from the three men, the TV show "The Insider" confirmed on Friday.
Lohan, said Nigro, was following her assistant who had just quit — at one point doing circles around the assistant's car on the highway and repeatedly boasting that she wouldn't get in trouble because she's a celebrity, according to TMZ.com.
The assistant eventually lost Lohan on the freeway, but the actress decided she might have gone to her mother's house in Santa Monica, so she drove there.
Her assistant's mother apparently didn't realize that Lohan was in the white GMC chasing her — sometimes at speeds of up to 80 mph, according to TMZ.com — when she contacted a Santa Monica police dispatcher shortly after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday while driving on Wilshire Boulevard.
"We were just about to park our car. We are turning home and out of nowhere a huge white GMC came up," the woman said to the dispatcher. The recording included unintelligible remarks apparently to the woman's passenger.
"We're being followed by a GMC ... the gentleman jumped out of the car," she added a few seconds later. "Oh my God, sir, they're following us. We need help."
During the nearly three-minute 911 call, the dispatcher repeatedly asked the woman where she is. The woman eventually said she was heading for the police station.
Police said the woman, accompanied by a passenger, drove her black Cadillac Escalade into the parking lot of Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium, about a block away from the Police Department, followed by Lohan driving a Yukon sport utility vehicle.
"There he is, that white GMC pickup," the dispatcher said to someone as the car appeared.
During the call, the woman could be heard saying "Oh my God, what is he doing?" Near the end, hysterical but muffled yelling and screaming is heard.
"They're in front of HQ now. Roll somebody code. Ma'am, what's going on there? Hello? Hello? Ma'am? Hello?" the dispatcher said.
A few moments later, a police unit showed up and the woman could be heard in the background, apparently pointing out people to the officers.
"That's him, that's him right there," she said. "And him, stop them."
Authorities who arrived saw Lohan and the woman in what police have called a "heated debate." They also said two men were with Lohan in the car.
Lohan was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor driving under the influence and with a suspended license, and felony cocaine possession.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.