Amanda Bynes' dad on arrest: She wasn't drinking
April 10th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

Amanda Bynes' dad on arrest: She wasn't drinking

Amanda Bynes' father is coming to her defense following her alleged fender-bender with a cop car last week in Los Angeles.

Police arrested Amanda following the incident on suspicion of driving under the influence, but her father Rick Bynes tells People magazine that the 26-year-old actress hadn't been drinking.

"She was not drunk," he says. "I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer. She didn't have a single drink that night...My daughter doesn't drink."

Rick Bynes goes on to say that he believes the police officer who arrested his daughter was the one at fault, claiming the officer was the one who pulled out in front of her as she was turning at the West Hollywood intersection where she received her citation.

The report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that the black-and-white cop car was preparing to turn right at about 3 a.m. at the intersection in question "when a black BMW driven by... Bynes attempted to pass to the right ... colliding with the right rear quarter panel."

Instead of intoxication, Rick says his daughter was just “upset and very emotional” in the wake of the stop.

"She is a good girl,” he adds. “She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her."

Amanda was held at the West Hollywood Sheriff's station, and later released. She's expected to appear in court to address the citation of investigation for DUI once a date is set, People magazine reports.

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  1. Nowości

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    September 7, 2012 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Thomas

    I love amanda bynes she is my favorite actress. The cop lied. I stand behind amanda bynes

    April 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Steve

    The cops are lying as usual. One tried to do a similar thing to my mother a number of years ago by writing her a ticket for an accident he caused. The judge threw it out,

    April 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. amanda

    wow she is gorgeous why are people hating on her Amanda Bynes is one of the few respectable actresses left you go Amanda i stand behind you!

    April 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Debby

    Wow she looks so different!!!!!!

    April 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chucklehead

    I don't know if she was drinking or not but I did her last night at a Holiday Inn Express.

    April 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Merri B

    Dr. Bynes is admirable for sticking up for his daughter. However, he was not there so how can he really assume that the cop was at fault. If she was trying to pass on the RIGHT, than she for sure was at fault. As for the "she chooses not to work, and because of that people go after her," seriously?? I think not. NOW, he's reaching – really reaching. Her job status had nothing to do with this.

    April 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Clementine

    My black boyfriend is always going on how nice it would be to have Amanda swallow his load. Is this Amanda chick even into BBC? My BF is 63 yrs old and loves white meat. We met years ago back at the Greyhound Station in Biloxi, Mississippi.

    April 11, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Derrick

    Bynes hasn't been known to make foolish decision.

    Type DerrickDuffie into your web browser to visit my website and learn about my new novel, Unfinished Business.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. SKY


    April 11, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. bob biggiles

    How nice to be able to "choose not to work"

    April 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. nd

    Hahaha, even tho my daughter is rich, insane, annoying, pays all of MY bills FOR me, with her enormous salary.....even tho she never even talks to me, even tho i dont even live with her....I just "know" my daughter is innocent of any crime the police arrested her for. I dont even need a law degree, or any proof, I just "know" she is innocent.....not bc I am her father, but bc I have magical salem witch powers, that allow me to know who is drunk, and who is not without even seeing the crime scene. Oh wait.....that doesnt exist? I meant to say I "know" she wasnt drinking bc ALL celebutants CLEARLY have it SOOOO together, that they would NEVER do anything like that. My daughter is clearly not at fault for the police arresting her for both driving under the influence, and being stupid enough to slam into a police car at 3 am. Seriously, are people stupid enough to believe this? Oh....they are? Ok I stand corrected. Dont worry tho folks, since America cant even afford the INTEREST on all the money we owe in less than 10 yrs, we wont have to worry about all this much longer....bc soon as predicted by Mayans, Egyptians, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, The Dogon Tribe in Africa, and MANY, many others.....this world will thankfully come to an end, beginning the new age, the age of supposed "enlightenment", marking the end of a very long cycle of about 25000 yrs. I sure do wish yall would wake up and realize the people are not special in ANY way whatsoever....if you would devote even a little time, thought, and prayer to Jesus Christ (remember that guy who died just so we could have A SMALL chance at eternity), we wouldnt have to worry about how drunk amanda damn bynes was. Please people, for your own sake in eternal hell.....please wake up

    April 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rob

    I would be VERY surprised if she did something like this... If she did, it would be hard to believe she went from adorable kid on "All That", to this...

    April 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sokman

    You don't know the family Alisa. If you did then : 1- You'd keep your mouth shut about their personal issues, 2- You'd know her parents are divorced & her mom remarried, therefore is not Mrs Bynes, & 3- STFU

    April 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Juliety


    April 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Linda T

    Are we looking at the same person? If she is what you all call fat the rest of us are in big trouble.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. i am neat

    She likes the black c0ck.

    April 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Debbie

    Nothing kills my buzz like getting pulled over by the bacon partol

    April 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Debbie

    My mug shot is fly !

    April 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Audrey

    I sure hope they put her in prison for a very long time. It's time the law gets tough with these celebrities. They are role models for children.

    April 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  21. .@1?!*#/

    Ok. So which one of you *loosers* (is that what youre calling yourselves now, loosers instead of losers? Dont want to get it wrong!) has a mug shot that will put Mr or Ms Universe to shame? Anyone? Didnt think so. STFU!

    April 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. David J.

    She looks pretty drunk/stoned in her porn video.

    April 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Eddie

    I'm on her side. I don't trust cops! They always hiding waiting 2 pull people over for speeding! I hate it when they're in the back of me. They get me nervous cuz I never know if they'll pull me over 4 sumthing stupid. Then bam!! They finds the dead body in my truck! What then, eh?!

    April 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  24. @debbie

    Hey, dumba55! Did you read the article or did you come on here and post like you usually do thinking you know it all?!

    April 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • @@debbie

      Did you read the article, dumb azz? That's what the cop said. Daddy said it differently. I think somebody owes Debbie an apology.

      April 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. jen

    We all have problems,take your nasty aura off of her,and maybe her dad does know what his daughter will or won't do,mine does.

    April 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  26. JS

    @coolguy, while the fat comments are unnecessary, she DID do something wrong... she got a DUI...
    "The girl did nothing wrong and all I'm seeing are comments about her being 'fat'."

    April 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  27. rick

    she is sooo fine

    April 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Lori

    She does have an odd smile. Even I'll admit that. E

    April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Debbie

    The cop was making a right turn, and she tried to pass him on the right? Either she is the worst driver in the world, or she was on something. If that's not it, then the cop did something, and is covering his butt. I'm sure they did an alcohol/ drug test, which will show the truth.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Yasmeen

    Poor thing has a very ugly smile.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • boardtotears

      Yasmeen I am sure is some type of model, not.....what a jealous loser...,,

      April 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Yasmeen

    Wow she is an oinker. Even has the pinkish skin like Ms. Piggy. No insult intended to Ms. Piggy of course. Amanda is 26. Who cares if she had something to drink. The piggy has to grow up sometime. Is the going to be daddy's darling little girl living at home and playing with stuffed animals the rest of her life?

    April 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Coolguy

    Wow, the comments I'm reading on here make me weep for the future: The girl did nothing wrong and all I'm seeing are comments about her being 'fat'. Are you kidding me? Is this what you basement dwelling mutants do all day? Post vicious lies and garbage on the internet all day? You people disgust me, and are walking reminders of where this country is headed.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • uh huh

      She did nothing wrong except for driving around drunk at 3 in the morning. We all do that, right?

      April 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      I think it's a little extreme to believe that a few clowns here hold the fate of the nation in their hands. Or that that their views and mentalities are indicative of the larger population

      April 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Laura

    nat halie and jasmine I am sure are the most georgious creatures on this planet......Amanda is a cute young girl. Wonder why so many young people of body image problems.....possibly due to jerks like you?????

    April 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lena Mendoza

      I agree with Laura, these Celebrities are just normal people with the same issues as everyone else...So calling her Fat isnt very nice.

      April 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Melisa

    I bet this little missy had some solanum to do when she got home. I bet she is still grounded. And 26 years old. LOL. How pathetic.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Otto

    Plus almost 30 and still not married? I wonder if she is possibly lesbean?

    April 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  36. mjdvaney

    Another enabler parent who refuses to believe their precious child could do anything wrong. Why was she out at 3 am anyway? That should be a clue pops.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean@mjdvaney

      Bingo! I was thinking the same thing.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      Soooo, because she was out at 3 AM means she was drinking?! You can't make an assumption like that...there have been many times that I was hanging out with friends at their apartment until that hour of the morning and no drinks were involved. Besides, she is a 26 year old grown woman, who says she can't be out at 3 am?

      April 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Who cares why she was out, she is 26 and an adult... Drinking is not the only reason to be out late....

      April 12, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  37. Jasmine

    Oink oink

    April 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pigsontheforum

      So you are a pig...I smelled jealous fat girl all over you.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • pighunter

      anyone but me think jasmine's hoping, dreaming for a roll in the mud?????

      April 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Alisa

    I know the Bynes family and if her father is speaking up for her like he is, chances are there are some questions to answered by the policeperson in question. I have always found Dr. and Mrs Bynes to be truthful. kind, and down to earth people. I wish Amanda luck as she tackles this situation facing her.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jasmine

    Woooo she is a fatty.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jasmineafatgirlsname

      I don't think she is fat. I do think she has a really big and round face.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Coolguy

      And you're an idiot. Where's your picture so we can all look at your flaws and anonymously degrade YOU? Do yourself a favor: Grow up.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Jasmine, pigs have a higher IQ than you do! Wow, jealous much?
      nd, were you dropped on your head as a child? I think so!
      Clementine, you're just sick in the head. Seek professional help soon.
      Yasmeen, what kind of name is that? Wait, I bet I know..I bet you are a big-butt porker too with a gap in your teeth. If you are going to post using multiple names Jasmine, at least pick a good name.

      April 17, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  40. Boomer

    This stinks of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department gone bad again. They are a terrible police force and I can easily see them covering up for a lone officer at fault by them arresting a celebrity. It's too bad West Hollywood doesn't have it's own police force. It would be a much better place.

    April 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. OahuBrew

    I am sure she wasn't sober people with no job are always out at 3 AM....

    April 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Kye Ross

    Why did she hit the car?

    April 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nathalie

      She is so fat she was taking up the whole road. She is a giiiiant hippopotamous.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  43. raj

    alot of jealous people around it seems. You go girl!

    April 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      If I were a female, I might be jealous too. Miss Bynes is so beautiful

      April 12, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  44. San Jose

    Sounds like a spoiled brat who doesn't take responsibility for her own actions and decisions...

    April 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Nathalie

    She sure is a porker. Oink oink. Here piggy piggy piggy.

    April 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Villy

      Wow, you're horrible, but then again you obviously have a low I.Q. so maybe I should show some compassion for you.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blahtastic

      You are a pig too what a coinkydink.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • laura

      Hey Nat, what's the problem? Haven't gotten any in a while???? Yeah for coolguy, at least there is some hope.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • franny two times

      100 % sure she's prob better looking then you, easiest thing for a loser behind their computer to be is jealous.

      April 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • SnafuBob

      Jealous much? I think she is gorgeous.

      April 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • theprofessor

      Really? because she isnt the typical hollywood young starlett strung out on drugs and disgustingly skinny she is a porker?? what an idiot you are!!!

      April 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • sue smith

      you are obviously looking at the wrong pic, she is hardly overweight...

      April 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Observer is a liberal stooge.

    Observer is a liberal stooge.

    April 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Though No Friend of Observer

      And that makes the cowardly and anonymous "Observer is a LIberal Stooge" a Conservative Thug?

      April 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |

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