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.”;
Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better … https://t.co/HTOd3Jv6Hk
— DΞΒΒΥ RΥΛΠ (@DebbyRyan) April 13, 2016
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.
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.
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.