Say it isn’t so! Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence at 3 a.m. this past Sunday.
According to E! News, Bynes was driving down Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks, CA and came to a red traffic light. While the What I Like About You actress did stop for the light, she stopped too late: Bynes reportedly stopped in the middle of the intersection.
After being stopped by police, she was “given a series of field sobriety tests, which she was unable to complete.”
Bynes then was taken to the CPH West Valley Office and given a drug evaluation test, which “determined she was under the influence of a controlled substance,” though the particular substance is unknown.
Bynes was held at the Van Nuys, California police station on a $15,000 bail before being released later that day at 12:44 p.m. She now has to appear in court on October 23.
This news comes as a surprise to Bynes’ dedicated fans who thought that the actress, perhaps best known for her work as a child and teenager on Nickelodeon TV shows, was over her troubled days. After strange outbursts and actions, including rude Twitter posts and several arrests, and following her detainment on a psychiatric hold–due to her setting a fire in a neighbor’s driveway–Bynes had undergone treatment at a hospital and rehabilitation center. She appeared to be doing better, even enrolling at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Given that Bynes was already on three-years’ probation for a prior DUI arrest in 2012, this arrest could mean big trouble for the starlet.
Hopefully, Amanda will soon get the help she needs to stay sober.
(Featured image courtesy of E! News)