Amanda Bynes Could Face Hit-and-Run Charges for Her Latest Fender Bender
Forget what a girl wants, what Amanda Bynes needs is to hire a driver. The retired actress and former Nickelodeon teen queen is looking at possible criminal hit-and-run charges for an August 4 fender bender in the Valley.The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division have taken a look at the case, says L.A. Now, which involves a motorist claiming she was rear-ended by Bynes.
That motorist said a woman in a black BMW hit her Corolla, and only stopped briefly to declare there wasn't any damage before driving off. But LAPD investigators say there was about $800 in damage to the Corolla, and that Bynes "did not notify police or exchange insurance information as required by law," and those findings are headed to the District Attorney's office for consideration for formal charges against the actress.
It's been a busy year for Bynes behind the wheel. This year alone she has so far been charged with a DUI after she sideswiped a sheriff's patrol car. She also bolted at a traffic stop after police caught her gabbing on the phone. And a driver in the Valley accused Bynes of slamming into her car on the 101 before taking off (although the DA didn't pursue the case).
When it comes to the DUI, Bynes has insisted she doesn't drink, period, and has gone so far as to Tweet a plea to President Barack Obama to get the case dropped. He didn't help. FWIW, Bynes blocked LAist from her Twitter, and has since made her account private, so we don't know if she's still Tweeting out cries for help.
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