Ewell was charged with disorderly conduct and released on bond along with Candice Accola, Sara Canning, Nina Dobrev, fellow actress Krystal Vayda and photographer Tyler Shields, Entertainment Weekly reports.
She explained that the group decided to stop and take pictures on a bridge but were later ticketed for loitering on a public walkway by Monroe County police officers.
Ewell said: "They were like, 'We're getting calls that people are flashing'. And we're like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa. The only thing that's flashing is our camera'.
"We are not the type of girls who flash our breasts. In all honesty, the size of my breasts aren't necessarily something people would be interested in. It's so ridiculous. I would never do that."
She added: "We're trying to straighten everything out and be happy that we're on a fabulous TV show.
"As a cast, we have all worked so incredibly hard to get here. We don't want people to think of us this way."