Drew Barrymore rear-ended in L.A.

Actress tracks down vehicle in hit-and-run

Drew Barrymore can add "sheriff's helper" to her long resume.

The 33-year-old actress was rear-ended Monday in a hit-and-run accident in West Hollywood, Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Kristin Aloma said. Barrymore was not injured, Aloma said. She added that she didn't know the extent of damage to Barrymore's car.

Instead of staying put, though, Barrymore followed the offending vehicle and snagged its license plate number, which she then handed over to sheriff's deputies, according to Aloma.

"It could be dangerous," Aloma said of following someone after an accident.

Still, she emphasized that getting a license plate number is instrumental to tracking down a hit-and-run motorist.

On Tuesday morning though, there had been no arrests in the Barrymore accident.