Back in June of 2010, actress Amanda Bynes decided to retire from acting at the tender age of 24. Some folks have been wondering what Amanda has been up to since that fateful day when she decided to deny the world access to her acting prowess. Except for sharing a few photos on Twitter, Amanda has stayed pretty much out of the spotlight. On any given weekend, you could find Ms. Bynes at a Hollywood party or at a concert with her friends … or partying it up at one of Hollywood’s hot spots. Last night, Amanda was allegedly partying so much that she made the dangerous decision to drive home while impaired. Along the way, she hit a police car and was arrested for driving under the influence. Amanda Bynes got busted, y’all.
Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI in West Hollywood early this morning … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Bynes was attempting to pass a cop car … when she sideswiped the vehicle. She was pulled over and cops determined she was not fit to be behind the wheel. We’re told the 26-year-old actress was busted at 3 AM … she’s still behind bars. According to her booking sheet, Bynes is 5’7″ and 125 lbs. Her bail has been set at $5,000. Bynes has been frequenting the Hollywood party scene recently, frequenting several clubs over the last few weeks. Just last month — on St. Patrick’s Day — TMZ cameras saw Bynes leaving Greystone Manor, and thought she appeared to be extremely intoxicated. One of our cameramen even warned the valet not to let Amanda drive, but she got into the driver’s seat anyway … and took off
A week before that, Amanda bolted from a cop while he was writing her a ticket. She was pulled over for talking on a cell phone, and while the cop was writing her up … she drove away. Amanda later swung by the police station and signed the ticket. So far, she hasn’t faced additional charges stemming from that incident.
Yikes! In the past few years, I’ve run into Amanda Bynes at parties or at concerts and I can confirm that, most times, she appeared to be having a good time with her friends (her all-girl posse that David and I call the Bynettes). It’s really unfortunate that Amanda has, apparently, been tempting fate by getting behind the wheel of her care while allegedly under the influence of alcohol … or whatever. It sounds like Amanda was going to keep doing this sort of irresponsible thing until she either hurt herself or someone else … thankfully, it sounds like the only thing hurt this time was the police car she clipped. Now that Lindsay Lohan is walking the straight and narrow, is it possible that Amanda Bynes might become Hollywood’s new trainwreck? I certainly hope not … but, getting arrested with her first DUI has put her on that path. Sad.