Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI after hitting cop car - see mug shot
Amanda Bynes of "Easy A" and "Hairspray" fame was recently arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol in West Hollywood after allegedly hitting a Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy's marked car with her black BMW.
No one was hurt in the collision, which occurred around 3 a.m. on Friday, April 6, although both vehicles sustained minor paint damage, officials said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. The former child star, who celebrated her 26th birthday three days ago, spent several hours in custody before she was released on a $5,000 bond.
Officials said the deputy had prepared to make a right turn and Bynes had tried to pass him, hitting the right ride of his radio car. Her spokesperson had no immediate comments about the incident or the DUI charge, which is a misdemeanor.
A mug shot of her with faded lilac-tinted hair was later released (see above). Bynes had Tweeted about dyeing it last month.
"Lilaclilaclilaclilac lilac lilac lilac lilac lilac!!!!!!!!" she said. "Did I mention I dyed my hair lilac?!?!?! LILAC !!!!!!!!"
The actress rose to fame as a child star with the Nickelodeon series "All That," which aired between 1996 and 2002. She also portrayed Taffy on the animated series "Rugrats" and starred opposite Colin First and Kelly Preston in the teen romantic comedy "What a Girl Wants." Between 2002 and 2006, she appeared on the sitcom "What I Like About You" with Jennie Garth.
She then starred in the movie "She's The Man," playing a college girl who disguises herself as her twin brother so she can play on a men's soccer team. Channing Tatum portrayed her love interest. Bynes also played pig-tailed Penny Pingleton in the musical film "Hairspray."
In June 2010, she announced on Twitter she had quit acting. A month later, she said she had "unretired," just ahead of the release of her latest film, the comedy "Easy A." She played a conservative student named Marianne opposite main star Emma Stone.