The actress failed to complete community service hours, blaming her recent contraction of chikingunya

By Dana Rose Falcone
January 23, 2015 12:55 PM

There may be more trouble ahead for Lindsay Lohan.

The actress, 28, could face jail time following a hearing next Wednesday for failing to complete the community service hours she was assigned after her 2012 reckless driving case.

A source confirms to PEOPLE that Lohan plans to blame the lack of completion on a case of chikingunya, an incurable virus transmitted by mosquitos that she contracted in Bora Bora last month.

The actress is believed to have been hospitalized for the infection in London earlier this week.

On Nov. 6, 2014, Lohan’s lawyer Shawn Holley revealed that the Mean Girls star had completely half of the 240 required community service hours, TMZ reports. This is the second time Lohan has failed to complete her community service sentence.

A friend close to Lohan tells PEOPLE that she’s been suffering from joint pains that “come and go.”

While the infection might’ve kept Lohan from carrying out her civic duties, she posted on Instagram Dec. 28 saying, “I refuse to let a virus [affect] my peaceful vacation.”

This is certainly not Lohan’s first offense: Her record includes theft and third-degree assault charges, probation violations and numerous reckless driving incidents.

Lohan’s rocky past may work against her, and if the prosecutor doesn t go for the chikingunya excuse, she may find herself behind bars once again.

Reporting by MARY GREEN and LIZ McNEIL