Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested early this morning in New York City for hitting a man outside the Dream Hotel in Manhattan……Gumbumper has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Lindsay was pulling in to park her Porsche Cayenne near the Dream Hotel in downtown NYC when — at a very low speed — she allegedly hit the knee of a 30-something year old guy.

The man claims instead of her seeing if he was OK, the actress and her friend went inside the hotel.

Officers waited next to the her vehicle when Lindsay finally left the hotel around 2:00 a.m. they arrested her.

Lindsay was booked for leaving the scene of an accident — a misdemeanor — and then released with a desk appearance ticket … meaning she did not have to pay bail before release.

The victim, who has not been identified, was still hospitalized, but he doesn’t have any visible injuries.