Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI: Has Nickelodeon Star Gone Lindsay Lohan With Reckless 'Bad Girl' Behavior? [PHOTOS]

on April 06 2012 4:22 PM
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    Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI this morning in West Hollywood. Twitter
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    Amanda Bynes Maxim 2010 Facebook/Amanda Bynes
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Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes was arrested for a DUI on Friday after tweeting the day before about being a bad girl and a string of previous events of reckless behavior, departing from her sqeaky clean Nick days similar to starlets like Lindsay Lohan.

TMZ first reported 26-year-old actress Bynes hit a police car as she was trying to pass the vehicle in her black BMW, causing a minor fender bender accident in West Hollywood around 3 a.m. After an investigation, police found that Bynes has been drinking and arrested her for driving under the influence.

Bynes was booked at the Wesy Hollywood Sheriff's station with a bail set at $5,000 for the misdemeanor, according to TMZ. She was released later on Friday morning around 10:30 a.m. without the bond, leaving the police station with friend Brett Ruttenberg. She was issued a citation and will have to appear in court at a later date that was not yet scheduled.

This isn't the first time Bynes had a brush with the law. Back in March, Bynes was pulled over by police for talking on her cell phone while driving. But as the officer was collecting her information to write her a citation, she drove away from the cop as while writing the ticket.

Police did not go after Bynes since the incident wasn't determined to be dangerous. TMZ reported that Bynes went to the police station later that day to sign the ticket.

Friday's incident comes just a day after Bynes tweeted about being a bad girl on Twitter.

Live fast die young bad girls do it well ! Bynes tweeted on April 6.

Bynes, who celebrated her birthday on April 3 with new violet-hued hair, later tweeted I'm deleting that tweet because I don't want to give them the attention they want! Peace and love peace and love!

TMZ reported in March that Bynes was seen leaving Greystone Manor in West Hollywood on St. Patrick's Day and appeared to be extremely intoxicated. The report also said that she got into her car after a TMZ cameraman insisted that she shouldn't be driving.

WENN reported that prosecutors may take action for Bynes' previous offense for fleeing the ticket since her DUI incident. Perhaps prosecutors do not want another Lindsay Lohan on their hands, as Bynes has been demonstrating a pattern of reckless behavior, according to Reuters.

Bynes' career skyrocketed when she was a child on Nickelodeon's All That, prompting the Viacom company to create her own series, The Amanda Show, which ran for three seasons.

The actress appeared in skimpy lingerie in 2010 on the cover of Maxim magazine.

I want to show people who I am, she told Maxim in 2010. My parents were like, 'Does this mean you're gonna do sexy movies now?' I said, 'Well, if they're done the right way, then maybe.' I mean, I'm not gonna do porn, but if it's a Leonardo DiCaprio movie or whatever...

She caused a stir the same year amongst Nickelodeon fans when she announce that she was officially retiring from acting.

Being an actress isn't as fun as it may seem . . . if I don't love something anymore, I stop doing it. I don't love acting anymore, so I've stopped doing it, she wrote in June 2010. Later she changed her mind and unretired.

I've unretired, Bynes said on Twitter. I really just needed some time off . . . I've been acting since I was seven . . . so it's not retiring so much. It's just taking some time off, she told People.

Amanda Bynes' last film project she worked on was in 2010 for Easy A with Emma Stone.

View the slideshow to see photos of Amanda Bynes since her days on All That and The Amanda Show.

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