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Prosecutors Taking Another Look at Amanda Bynes Hit-and-Run Case

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An accident on the 101 Freeway back in April allegedly involving actress Amanda Bynes is getting another look from L.A. prosecutors who previously declined to press charges.The incident in question took place just days before Bynes got a DUI after sideswiping a sheriff's car in West Hollywood. The victim said that a 5 series BMW slammed into her and then fled when she was driving on the 101 in the Valley.

The victim fingered Bynes as the fleeing driver, after following the car that hit her, and taking note of the license number, which was determined to be that of an Enterprise rental car. The woman said she recognized Bynes' mugshot from the line-up, and that she later called Enterprise who said the car had been rented out to Bynes. The tenuous ID, however, kept prosecutors from filing charges against the onetime Nickelodeon teen star.

However, thanks to Bynes' tendency to get in fender benders and trouble behind the wheel--specifically because of an August incident in which the now-retired actress allegedly rear-ended a woman in the valley--prosecutors are going to "re-open the April incident," reports TMZ, who add that the possible second case "means Amanda could end up with 2 misdemeanor hit-and-runs ... with each carrying a max sentence of 6 months."

Someone get Ms. Bynes a bus pass!

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