Mischa Barton by Larry Busacca/WireImage.com Mischa Barton by Larry Busacca/WireImage.com
Mischa Barton in the wee hours of Thursday morning was pulled over in West Hollywood after she was spied "straddling two lanes of traffic and fail[ing] to signal when making a turn."

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Maxim cover gal subsequently was arrested for being an unlicensed driver and "driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage," TMZ reports. No details have surfaced as to a previously reported charge of possession of illegal narcotics, though the investigation into Barton's arrest is classified as "ongoing." Barton reportedly is still in custody and being held on $10,000 bail. As we speak, Ryan is taking up a collection outside the Bait Shop. Watch related video here. What's your take? Was it simply Mischa's turn? Or is this perhaps part of an orchestrated PR plan - coupled with her racy lad-mag pics and recent quote that she's game for big-screen nudity - to fashion a "bad girl" image?