Amanda Bynes’ parents reportedly “truly believed” she was doing better before her latest DUI arrest.
The former actress was taken into custody September 28 after she was observed stopping in the middle of a Los Angeles intersection by California Highway Patrol officers and later failed a field sobriety test, according to a CHP spokesperson.
The incident followed less than three weeks after a conservatorship overseen by her parents, Rick and Lynn Bynes, ended September 10, according to E! News.
But a source who claims to be close to the family tells the network the couple thought their daughter was on the right track.
Amanda had reportedly led them to believe she was doing well at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where she had recently enrolled.
“They truly believed Amanda was doing well based on the first and second semesters’ grades, which were stellar,” the insider said.
According to the source, warning signs came “days” after the conservatorship expired.
Lynn was previously given control over her daughter’s finances and healthcare decisions after Amanda in July 2013 was put under an involuntary psychiatric hold – meant for those deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
However, Rick and Lynn were reportedly unable to reestablish control over her affairs.
“Once [the conservatorship] has ended, it’s a ‘hard expire,’” the source said, explaining: “That means the process has to start again. Well, the process cannot start again with just a DUI. It’s going to require a 5150- [psychiatric hold] type situation again. She is not there yet.”
The claims follow a day after Rick Bynes admitted his knowledge of Amanda’s well-being has been limited recently.
“You know what we know,” he told X17Online.
Amanda remains on probation in connection to a previous DUI.
She recently had her driver’s license reinstated following a year-and-a-half suspension.
A court date in her latest case is scheduled for October 23.
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