Hours after Lindsay Lohan became the subject of a brand-new police investigation for allegedly assaulting a Betty Ford Center employee, chemical technician Dawn Holland is opening up about what went down on December 12.
"Lindsay and two other patients had snuck out, went drinking and tried to sneak back in and they got caught. We were told by our administration on-call to do a breathalyzer test, which she refused to do," Holland tells TMZ. "She was angry and out of control."
According to Holland, the 24-year-old actress first pushed her after she asked the Mean Girls star to take her hands off another patient. When the four went inside the sober living facility, Holland says that Lohan "kept yelling and cursing and screaming" as she phoned the police.
"Then she tried to snatch the phone from out of my arm," Holland claims. "She grabbed my wrist and twisted my arm and my hand to get the phone."
Holland later went to the emergency room; she is currently out on workman's compensation because the injuries she sustained prohibit her from using her right hand.
The alleged incident is a misdemeanor; the Palm Desert Police Department's investigation is still ongoing.
"She was the only patient out of the three who was being very uncooperative and out of control," Holland adds of Lohan. "I did not touch the woman! I am not willing to risk my job over any patient."
Per court order, Lohan was scheduled to leave the Betty Ford Center on January 3 -- but L.A. Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox vowed to send Lohan to jail for up to six months if she violated her probation.