Former Disney star Debby Ryan is out of police custody after being charged with a DUI after a crash last week, ET can confirm.
The Los Angeles Police Dept. tells ET that the 22-year-old singer and actress was booked on April 5 in West L.A. after being involved in a two-vehicle accident. Ryan was administered a field sobriety and breathalyzer test on the scene, and was eventually charged with misdemeanor drunk driving.
After the news was first reported, Ryan tweeted out an apology to her fans, writing, “Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better judgement. 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.”
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
Ryan, who has opened up about her own personal struggles before, including being in what she called an emotionally and mentally abusive relationship with an unnamed person, spoke to ET last year about overcoming adversity.
“I think it’s 100% an issue,” she said, specifically about sexism in Hollywood. “But I also think there are so many things that are coming against so many people.”
“I will never experience what it’s like to be an African-American in the industry. I’ll never know what it’s like to be a man growing up in this industry and having these standards of manhood and boyhood,” she added. “I think that we all have our things that we need to fight and come up against that’s not fair. And some of us have it significantly worse than others.”