“Empire” Actress Amanda Detmer Arrested, Charged with DUI

Amanda Detmer arrested for DUI and leaving the scene
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It hasn’t been a very good year for the cast of the Fox network show Empire.

Not only was it announced that the show is currently filming their final season and not only did actor Jussie Smollett make big waves after a run-in with Chicago police this year, but now comes news that Empire actress Amanda Detmer was arrested for DUI in California on Sunday (Dec. 8.)

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“At the conclusion of the investigation, Detmer was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a traffic collision,” a statement from the Chico Police Department reads.

Detmer had also ran into a utility pole before police finally caught up to her.

Besides her work on Empire and Final Destination, Detmer is also known for appearing on a number of movies such as Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Final Destination (2000}, Saving Silverman (2001), The Majestic (2001), and 2005’s You, Me and Dupree. She has also had roles in television shows such as Private PracticeWhat About Brian?, Necessary Roughness, Second Chance, and Baby Daddy.

According to People magazine, Detmer also reportedly had recently completed work on a movie called Lady Driver.

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Here’s hoping that Detmer gets all the help she needs in the days ahead.