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Lyonne Charged in Driving Incident

August 29, 2001

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Actress Natasha Lyonne was arrested for allegedly driving drunk after she crashed a rental car while rounding a curve, police said.

Lyonne, 22, was charged Tuesday with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence. She was released from the Miami-Dade County jail on $2,000 bond.

Lyonne lost control of the rental car she was driving, jumped a curb and drove into a road sign Tuesday morning, police said. She then tried to keep driving, Miami Beach Police spokesman Al Boza said.

She was stopped by an officer who witnessed the accident and taken to jail, where she spent about eight hours, police said.

Lyonne starred in ``American Pie″ and its sequel, and ``Scary Movie 2.″

A passenger in the car was not injured.