A former child star who has had a series of run-ins with the law had another one over the weekend. The Los Angeles Times reports that former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes was arrested Sunday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.
Bynes, 28, “has a history of mental health issues and arrests,” the article notes. She reportedly was spotted by a CHP officer when she stopped her car in the middle of an intersection in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. She was arrested at about 4:10 a.m.
“Bynes was driving westbound on Riverside Drive when she simply stopped her car at the Van Nuys Boulevard intersection after the traffic signal went red, said CHP Officer Leland Tang,” the story reports. “Tang said Bynes’ blood was drawn, but he does not know what kind of drugs the actress is alleged to have been using. She was released from custody at 12:44 p.m. Sunday.”
Bynes went into feature films after finding success and fame on the Nickelodeon shows “All That” and “The Amanda Show.” On the big screen she has appeared in “She’s the Man,” “What a Girl Wants” and “Hairspray,” among other features. She also had a run on the WB sitcom “What I Like About You.”
Bynes is reportedly on probation in California for a case in which she was found to be driving with a suspended license.
“In April 2012 she crashed her car into a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser,” the Times reports. “She was convicted of reckless driving in February for that incident. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced the ‘She’s the Man’ star to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes.”
Bynes was confined to a mental hospital for a period of time in 2013 in a case that made headlines after she reportedly set a fire in the driveway of a residential home.