Amanda Bynes was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles on Sunday. Police officers on the scene determined that the troubled actress was under the influence of a stimulant at the time of her arrest and they hauled her in for booking.
She was said to be driving on Van Nuys Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley in her Mercedes when she was stopped by police. An officer made the quick determination that she was under the influence and noted that her appearance was “disheveled”. Toxicology tests have since determined that the actress had taken Adderall prior to driving. She was booked for DUI and has since posted $15,000 bail.
Amanda was just released from her parents’ conservatorship earlier in the month and is said to be holing up in Orange County. Reportedly, her marijuana problem has resurfaced — but with regard to the Adderall, it was prescribed by her doctor. Coupled with all of that, the actress has discontinued taking her anti-psychotic medications for Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Amanda may run into a legal problem with regard to the situation. She was arrested last February for reckless driving and is still on probation. This arrest may trigger a probation violation, but it is in her favor that the drug she was taking was prescribed by her doctor.
Family members feel that Amanda was released from her conservatorship prematurely and that things have gone “haywire” ever since. Perhaps the family needs to get together and petition the court to have the conservatorship reinstated. She was seemingly doing well when her parents still had control of her affairs and she was merely putting them on in order to get turned loose from it. What do you think?
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Hat tip: Scottie