Driver’s license of Amanda Bynes suspended
“She’s The Man” star Amanda Bynes has just been banned from driving on the streets of Los Angeles — because her driver’s license has been suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
According to reports from the Los Angeles Times, California DMV records showed that the driver’s license of 26-year-old Amanda Bynes was suspended after she was hit with two misdemeanor hit-and-run-charges this week. However, DMV officials would not specify the exact reason for the suspension or exactly when it took effect.
Previous reports have stated that Amanda Bynes is facing a drunk driving charge after she struck a sheriff’s cruiser in West Hollywood on April 6. Right after two new charges of hit-and-run were filed this week, DMV officials decided to finally suspend Bynes’ driver’s license.
Amanda Bynes was arrested about three in the morning on April 6. Authorities said that her black BMW hit the rear corner of the sheriff’s vehicle. She was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and declining to take a Breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test.
Amidst the accusations, the actress — who gained fame on the hit TV series “All That” — denied the allegations on her Twitter account. On May 27, Bynes tweeted, “I can’t help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs. I don’t drink so the DUI is false.”
She pleaded not guilty through her attorney, but on Tuesday, the Los Angeles city attorney charged her in two separate hit-and-run incidents on April 10 and August 4.
During the August incident, a motorist said a car driven by Amanda Bynes rear-ended and damaged her Toyota on Ventura Boulevard. The driver said the actress halted for a short time only, then declared there was no damage and left the scene.
The woman told investigators her vehicle was damaged in the incident, and that Bynes failed to give insurance information or even allow police to be called before she left, Lt. Andrew Neiman said.
However, Amanda Bynes told investigators she and the woman mutually agreed there was no significant damage to her vehicle after the low-speed collision.
Lt. Neiman said investigators determined that the Toyota had about $800 in damage, and that Bynes did not exchange insurance information or notify police as required by law.
Following her initial drunk driving charge, Amanda Bynes sent a message to U.S President Barack Obama on Twitter. “Hey @BarackObama… I don’t drink,” read the tweet on the actress’ verified Twitter account. “Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”