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Amanda Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI after sheriff car hit

April 6, 2012 |  9:37 am

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Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after her black BMW struck a Los Angeles County sheriff’s cruiser in West Hollywood.

BynesAuthorities say Bynes, 26, was arrested around 3 a.m. near the corner of Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards and taken into custody by deputies after her car hit the rear corner of the sheriff’s cruiser.  

The former Nickelodeon star was in custody Friday at the sheriff’s West Hollywood station on $5,000 bail. Officials did not specify what her blood alcohol level was.  

Bynes, who quickly rose to fame as a comical star in the Nickelodeon show "All That,"  later starred in movies, including the film adaptation of the musical “Hairspray.”

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Photo: Amanda Bynes, pictured at a 2003 film premiere, was arrested at the corner of Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards. Above right, Bynes' booking mug. Credit: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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