updated 04/09/2012 AT 10:55 PM ET
•originally published 04/09/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
“She was not drunk,” Rick Bynes tells PEOPLE. “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 claims the the cop who arrested Amanda, 26, was at fault for pulling out in front of the actress as she was turning at the West Hollywood intersection where she was cited. Rick adamantly says his daughter was not impaired, explaining that she was arrested because “she was upset and very emotional.”
Adding that Amanda was released with no bail, Rick went on to say, “She is a good girl. She just chooses not to work, and because of that, people go after her.”
PEOPLE confirmed that Bynes was at L.A.’s Greystone Manor Supperclub Thursday night before she was cited for investigation of DUI. She was held overnight at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s department’s station, and while authorities would not comment on the actress’s specific case, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station website, “if the offense is alcohol or drug related, the suspect will stay at the sheriff’s station until he or she can safely care for himself or herself.”
Bynes was released with the citation and will have to show up in court when a date is set.