Michael C. Lohan, the brother of oft-troubled Long Island star Lindsay Lohan, was arrested Thursday by members of the State Police Manhattan Criminal Squad, charged with criminal impersonation and other violations -- after being caught using a fake parking pass.
Lohan, 27, of Manhattan, was arraigned in New York City Criminal Court and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 14.
Police said Lohan used the "Official Business" pass to avoid paying a parking meter.
According to police, the investigation was initiated after they received a report that Lohan was using the pass in the front windshield of his 2015 Audi -- parked in the Gramercy section of Manhattan.
Investigators determined the placard, which displayed the state seal and was "purported to be issued by the NYS Executive Branch of government," had been forged. Police said Lohan was using the fake pass Thursday when the car was found parked at a meter whose fare had not been paid.
He was then arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and second-degree criminal impersonation. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Michael Lohan is the younger brother of "Mean Girls" star Lindsay.
Lindsay, 29, grew up in Merrick and has gone through troubled years that included jail time, addiction issues and rehab. In May, she ended years of being probation for various convictions by completing more than 100 hours of community service for reckless driving and lying to police, after her rented Porsche and a truck collided on Pacific Coast Highway in California in 2012.