Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI
The actress is out on $15,000 bail
Amanda Bynes' legal troubles continue.
The actress was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday and was booked for a misdemeanor at the Van Nuys Community Police Station, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Department records. The California Highway Patrol approached Bynes in the San Fernando Valley, where she had stopped in the middle of the intersection on Van Nuys Blvd. and Riverside Drive while driving a Mercedes SUV, according to a CHP statement. She failed field sobriety tests on the scene.
Bynes posted $15,000 bail and was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday.
"Ms. Bynes was cooperative during the entire process," the CHP said in a statement.
According to TMZ, which first reported the news, the actress was high from marijuana, according to a TMZ law enforcement source.
Bynes is set to appear in court on Oct. 23. Bynes' attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the actress. She entered rehab last year after starting a small fire outside a home in Thousand Oaks. Before that, she made headlines for a number of strange incidents, including a May 2013 arrest for reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana.
Bynes has dealt with mental health issues in recent years and her parents previously won conservatorship of their daughter, which has expired. Bynes was sentenced to three years' probation in May 2013, stemming from a September 2012 incident in which she was pulled over while driving on a suspended license. Bynes' license had been suspended following several alleged hit-and-run incidents, as well as an arrest on suspicion of DUI.
The actress has been attending design school in Orange County, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Sept. 29, 2:50 p.m. Updated with additional information from the CHP.