UPDATE: Wednesday, Apr. 13 (5:30 p.m. ET) – Debby Ryan has taken to Twitter to issue an apology to fans after her drunk driving arrest, saying, “I wish I had used better judgement”; and adding: “I am so sorry to disappoint everyone.”;


Debby Ryan is best-known as the star of Disney Channel hit Jessie, but garnered some unwelcome publicity when she found herself under arrest and charged with DUI after causing a car accident.

According to TMZ, Debby was driving in L.A. last week when she made a left turn and slammed into another vehicle, with law enforcement sources telling TMZ the other driver claimed to be injured in the crash.

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Police arrived at the scene and gave Ryan, 22, a field sobriety test and “promptly arrested her for felony DUI,”; although TMZ also notes that it’s “standard operating procedure for cops to arrest for a felony when there’s injury.”;

Originally charged with felony drunk driving, cops downgraded charges to a misdemeanour due to the minor nature of the other driver’s injury and because her blood alcohol level as .11, which is only slightly above the legal limit of .08.

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Ryan was charged with two counts, driving under the influence and driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher, and is currently free on $100,000 bail.