Amanda Bynes ‘Has Been a Little Lost’ in Recent Years: Source

Amanda Bynes


updated 04/09/2012 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 04/10/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET

What led to Amanda Bynes’s surprising DUI arrest on Friday?

“This DUI was definitely just a serious lapse in judgment,” a source tells PEOPLE of the former Nickelodeon star.

“She hit a wall personally and professionally [in 2008] … I think she’s been a little lost since then,” the insider says of the actress, who dated Doug Reinhardt in 2009 and was linked to Liam Hemsworth shortly afterward.

But according to the 26-year-old’s father, Rick Bynes, his daughter doesn’t drink. He tells PEOPLE she was held in jail because “she was upset and very emotional.”


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