'Jessie' Star Debby Ryan Charged With DUI After Crash - NBC Chicago

'Jessie' Star Debby Ryan Charged With DUI After Crash

Ryan addressed the incident on Twitter Wednesday and apologized to her fans for disappointing them



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    Actress Debby Ryan attends Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 12, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

    Disney Channel star Debby Ryan was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities said Wednesday.

    The "Jessie" actress was driving around Los Angeles on April 5 when she crashed her white Audi into a black Mercedes Benz, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez confirmed. 

    Police conducted a field sobriety test and determined the 22-year-old was under the influence, officials said. Ryan was arrested on a felony DUI; however, local authorities reduced her offense to a misdemeanor.

    Ryan was released on $100,000 bail, and the Los Angeles City Attorney tells E! News that she was charged with two misdemeanor counts: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above.

    She addressed the incident on Twitter Wednesday, apologizing to her fans for what happened.

    "Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better judgement," she wrote. "I recognize that I am a role model and have always worked hard to set a good example for my millions of fans. I am so sorry to disappoint everyone." 

    Ryan has talked in the past about surviving an abusive relationship. Last year the Disney star opened up to Teen Vogue about a friendship that turned out to be incredibly unhealthy.

    "I wasn't dating this person. This person considered themselves my best friend," she told the publication. "We also had a professional relationship and it was such emotional manipulation to the point where it became physical, and it stopped before it got too far." Famous Mug Shots: Luann de Lesseps of 'Real Housewives'Famous Mug Shots: Luann de Lesseps of 'Real Housewives'

    She added, "The second someone puts their hand on you, a boundary has been crossed. If anyone is feeling manipulated or abused, that's the best it's going to get and you have to fight for yourself now."

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