One of the biggest stars of the Disney Channel in recent years has been arrested. Debby Ryan, known for her lead role in “Jessie” and for playing Bailey in “The Suite Life on Deck,” was reportedly arrested April 4 on suspicion of felony drunk driving.
TMZ.com reports that Ryan was “driving in L.A. last week at around 11 p.m. when she made a left in her 2016 Audi and slammed into a Mercedes. Our law enforcement sources say the driver claimed injury.”
The report adds: “Cops came, gave the 22-year-old actress a field sobriety test and promptly arrested her for felony DUI. It’s standard operating procedure for cops to arrest for a felony when there’s injury.”
The report says the charge was later bumped down to a misdemeanor after it was revealed that the injury was minor and that Ryan’s blood-alcohol level was allegedly .11 — “not that much over the .08 legal limit,” according to TMZ.
Following her arrest, Ryan discussed the situation on Twitter, writing: “Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better judgement. I recognize that I am a role model and have always worked hard to set a good example for my millions of fans. I am so sorry to disappoint everyone.”
Here’s a clip that reveals more about Debby Ryan, if you’re interested …