Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

By Shawn Dwyer 09/29/14

After completing what appeared to be a successful stint in rehab, Amanda Bynes has once again veered off course.

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Just when it appeared as though she had her act together, Hairspray actress Amanda Bynes is in trouble once again after she was arrested last night in Los Angeles for driving under the influence.

According to TMZ, Bynes was driving her Mercedes in the San Fernando Valley, where she suddenly stopped in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Boulevard. A law enforcement source told the online celebrity site that she was under the influence of stimulants and possibly marijuana, the latter of which led to her infamous bong-throwing incident in 2013.

"She ran a red light and stopped in the middle of [a] T-shaped intersection. Our officer observed her, and she appeared under the influence. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests, at which point she was taken to our station," CHP spokesperson Leland Tang told the New York Daily News.

Bynes allegedly had a "disheveled" appearance, according to the incident report, and posted a $15,000 bail after being booked for DUI. Police determined that she was under the influence of a controlled substance, but have declined to publicly state which one.

The troubled actress was seemingly on her way to recovery in late 2013 after months of rehab and therapy. Up until that point, Bynes was spiraling out of control with a series of drug-related arrests and bizarre behavior that led to a mandatory 5150 psychiatric hold after setting a small fire in a driveway.

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