Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI, Wants Officer Fired
"I don't drink," the actress Tweets in an appeal for justice to President Obama
Amanda Bynes was charged on Tuesday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – then took her case directly to the White House.
The misdemeanor charge filed Tuesday relates to her April 6 arrest, when Bynes was pulled over at 3 a.m. in West Hollywood after allegedly sideswiping a police car in her BMW when she tried to make a right turn.
The criminal complaint also alleges that Bynes refused to complete a Breathalyzer or drug test.
On Wednesday, Bynes’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. The actress was not required to appear in court.
If convicted she faces a maximum penalty as a first-time offender of 48 hours in jail, three years probation and a nine-month alcohol program. She could also lose her driver’s license for a year.
This was the beginning and most serious of several other recent driving mishaps for the starlet.