Amanda Bynes’ father says she wasn’t drinking before DUI arrest


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Amanda Bynes wasn’t drunk when she was arrested last week on suspicion of DUI, according to her dad, who also said Monday that she wasn’t to blame for the fender-bender that preceded her arrest.

‘I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer,’ Rick Bynes told People, explaining that Amanda wasn’t drunk and does not drink. She was arrested because she was upset and emotional, he said, adding that the arresting officer had pulled out in front of her when she was about to turn and caused the accident.


The former Nickelodeon star, 26, was arrested at 3 a.m. Friday after colliding with a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s cruiser near the intersection of Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards, L.A. Now reported.

TMZ’s sources contradict Rick Bynes, however, telling the website that she’d been drinking at the Standard on Sunset on Thursday night, and was allegedly turned away by the doorman there on Friday, post-arrest. People confirmed that the actress had been at Greystone Manor Supperclub in West Hollywood on Thursday prior to her arrest.

After being released from sheriff’s custody Friday, the ‘What a Girl Wants’ actress was photographed at an impound yard wearing her clothes from the night before.


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