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Bynes ‘arrested for DUI’

Amanda Bynes was reportedly taken into custody Sunday.

The 28-year-old actress was taken into custody on Sunday morning at 3 a.m., a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol told E! News.

Amanda has been charged with a misdemeanour after police "determined she was under the influence of a controlled substance”, according to the outlet.

She was held at the Van Nuys station in Los Angeles on $15,000 bail and released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday, it is claimed.

A court date is reportedly scheduled for October 23.

Reports of the arrest follow seven months after Amanda was placed on three years probation. The sentence stemmed from a DUI arrest in 2012.

The former child star was forcibly hospitalised in July of last year after a number of worrying incidents, culminating in her setting a fire in the driveway of a neighbour’s home in Los Angeles. However, she appeared to be making a turn for the better in recent months.

After receiving medical help she spent time in rehab and was eventually released into her parents’ care in December.

Earlier this year, she successfully fought charges of reckless endangerment and marijuana possession stemming from an incident in which she was accused of tossing a bong from the window of her New York City apartment when police arrived to follow-up on neighbours’ complaints of pot smoke.

Amanda agreed earlier this year to undergo regular psychiatric treatment in a bid to have the case thrown out, according to the New York Post.

Manhattan Criminal Court judge Laurie Peterson subsequently praised the star’s progress before officially dropping the charges.

“The defendant has done very well [in treatment],” the magistrate said at the time.

A spokesperson for Amanda had not commented on reports of the arrest at press time.

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