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Amanda Bynes Tweets Obama: "I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me." [UPDATED]

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What Amanda Bynes wants is some presidential intervention: The retired young actress took to Twitter to tell (of all people) President Barack Obama she's sober and needs his help:

The Prez is coming to town today, but it seems unlikely that he has a spot on his agenda for firing the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department deputy who arrested her after she allegedly sideswiped his squad car.

Bynes, 26, was officially charged Tuesday with one count of misdemeanor DUI for the April incident. The District Attorney has reportedly sought a sentencing enhancement in the case, as Bynes refused to take both a breathalyzer and blood test.

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The former teen sensation has long protested that the media has maligned her, particularly of late as there have been numerous reports and speculations published about her behavior at events and clubs that suggest she has a fondness for partying to excess.

Bynes Tweeted on May 27:

Why the plural on hit and runs, Amanda? Oh, right: She was also accused of being involved in a hit and run on the 101 Freeway just days before her WeHo incident, only in that case, no charges will be filed.

When it comes to the WeHo DUI, should Bynes be convicted, she faces 48 hours to six months in jail. Unless Obama steps in to rescue her.

UPDATE 10:55 AM: Bynes has entered a plea of not guilty (well, duh, after all, she doesn't drink or hit and run, guys!) today. "Bynes' attorney entered the plea on her behalf because she was not required to appear in Beverly Hills Superior Court, and a July 18 pretrial hearing was set," notes City News Service.

No word from President Obama, who arrives in L.A. this afternoon.