Date: 29th August 2001
AMERICAN PIE (1999) actress NATASHA LYONNE has been arrested by Miami Beach police on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. Lyonne, 22, was also charged yesterday (28AUG01) with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
She was arrested in the early morning and released later in the day after posting $2,000 (£1,400) bond. Lyonne played JESSICA in the original American Pie (1999) and the sequel, AMERICAN PIE 2 (2001).
According to the police report, Lyonne was driving fast around a corner when her car skidded off the road and hit a traffic sign and some bushes, and then she backed up and drove off. The officer said that when he stopped her and smelled alcohol on her breath, Lyonne told him,
"I'm a movie star. Can I talk to my entertainment lawyer?" According to the arrest report, her passenger, ADAM GOLDBERG, told the officer, "I tried to stop her. I just didn't know how. I didn't know whether to grab the emergency brake or what. "
No one was injured. Police said Lyonne, who lives in New York, later told them she had been drinking in a bar. (NFA/WNWCYA)