Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI; Actress High on Unspecified Drug

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Amanda Bynes has been through her fair share of trouble in the past, but the former child star has seemed to be on the mend in recent months.

Or so it appeared until the surprising events of last night, which saw her arrested  on a DUI charge, having been out of the public eye for months.

Amanda Bynes' New Look

After a very public meltdown during which Bynes was admitted to a psychiatric ward, the actress seemed to recover almost miraculously last year.

Reportedly committed to getting her life and career back on track, she has stayed out of the spotlight, returned to school and pulled it together.

A big reason for that has been her sobriety, and remaining committed to that.

Bynes quit smoking pot (which was said to be a trigger for some of her most severe episodes of paranoia), and managed to stay out of the tabloid headlines.

Until last night, that is, after Bynes was pulled over while driving in the San Fernando Valley and promptly arrested by a highway patrol officer.

She was taken to the nearest police station, where a drug identification officer assessed her appearance and behavior and determined that Bynes was under the influence.

What she was using is unclear, but reports say she was high on a narcotic, and it's been widely speculated that Bynes has returned to smoking week.

To many, that sounds rather harmless considering some of the substances, or combinations of substances, that fuel a lot of Hollywood downfalls.

Given Bynes' fragile mental state and history, though, even a little bit of pot could end up being far more dangerous for her than for the average recreational user.

The 28-year-old actress was released on $15,000 bail and returned to her parents' home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where she currently lives.

The arrest may result in serious legal problems as Amanda is still on probation from a previous DUI arrest, but that remains to be seen as of now.

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Amanda Bynes Biography

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Thousand Oaks, California
Full Name
Amanda Laura Bynes

Amanda Bynes Quotes

My favorite part of my body is my smile.

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I say I never want to get married. I feel trapped with the idea of marriage. How can you really be with somebody forever? I'd get bored!

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