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'Empire' Star Amanda Detmer Arrested for DUI After Allegedly Fleeing Crash

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The 48-year-old actress was arrested by the Chico Police Department in Chico, California.

Empire star Amanda Detmer was arrested on Sunday at 9:38 p.m. PT, ET can confirm. 

According to the Chico Police Department, Detmer, who plays Tracy on Empire, was arrested on DUI charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident. The the 48-year-old actress allegedly crashed her car into a utility pole before driving off. 

Detmer has since been released, ET can confirm. 

Page Six cites Butte County, California, court records stating Detmer was charged with speeding in 2014 and unsafe speed in 2004. She was also charged with not having proper headlights and being “unlawful to drive unless licensed” in 1995.

Detmer has not addressed her legal troubles on social media. The day before her arrest, she posted a family photo with her husband, John Peter Crickellas, and two kids. 

"Pictures with Santa and all 4 dogs! So crazy but so worth it! Merry Christmas @buttehumane @blackcatphotographychico #lovemyfamily," she captioned the pic.

ET has reached out to Detmer's rep for comment on her arrest.

 

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