Lindsay Lohan's arrest after a suspected hit-and-run incident earlier this week likely came as a surprise to no one. From various traffic violations to drug abuse and property theft, the 26-year-old has a police record almost as varied as her film career. 


Police are still investigating the accident (surveillance footage released makes it unclear whether or not Lohan really did hit a pedestrian), but Lohan has publicly labeled it a smear campaign. 


"A paparazzi sat on the hood of my friend’s car and they arrested me. It’s so absurd, completely unfair and unjust," she told "It’s just because it’s me — it’s unfortunate."


"While some of the facts are still being gathered, it appears that this is much ado about nothing," Lohan's publicist Steve Honig said in a statement. "We are confident this matter will be cleared up in the coming weeks and the claims being made against Lindsay will be proven untrue."


In a creative spin on current events, Goodyear has decided to promote its brand by sending a letter to Lohan urging the 26-year-old to consider the offer of free driving lessons. 


"We'd like to fly you out to our headquarters for a private 1-on-1 lesson with our professional drivers — no paparazzi allowed — who can show you all the dos and don'ts of driving safety," the letter states. "Goodyear headquarters features a test track and a course where some of the most skilled drivers in the world put Goodyear's latest tire offerings to the test. Once you get a few laps under your belt, you'll even be able to show Herbie the Lovebug a thing or two."


Goodyear also sent a letter to actress Amanda Bynes, who has also racked up several traffic violations and was recently ordered to stop driving altogether. “It’s okay — not all us can be all that on the road," quips Bynes' letter, referencing her role in the '90s hit "All That." 


Both letters end with, "For the sake of your safety, and those around you, we sincerely hope you'll consider taking up our offer." I'm likely not the only one in agreement. 


Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

Goodyear offers free driving lessons to Lindsay Lohan
Tire maker Goodyear offers free driving lessons to Lindsay Lohan. The company also extends offer to actress Amanda Bynes, after the 26-year-old was ordered to s