Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty to Drunk Driving
The actress, who was charged with DUI on Tuesday, maintains her innocence -- and sobriety.
Amanda Bynes pled not guilty to driving under the influence on Wednesday, hours after sending a Twitter request to President Obama to fire the police officer who arrested her earlier this year.
The actress, who did not appear in Beverly Hills Superior Court but dispatched her attorney, maintains her innocence despite allegedly declining to take a Breathalyzer or drug test at the scene of her April 6 arrest for DUI. She was charged on Tuesday, after which she tweeted, "I don't drink," and enlisted Obama's support to exonerate her.
“Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end," the 26-year-old wrote in a tweet addressed to @BarackObama.
According to TMZ, Bynes faces a maximum of six months in jail. A pre-trial was scheduled for July 18.
Bynes' brush with the law is one of several incidents involving the actress in recent weeks. She's been spotted backing over a curb while texting, holding up traffic while attempting a three-pointed U-turn and sideswiping another vehicle.
Bynes rose to fame on the Nickelodeon shows All That and The Amanda Show. She went on to star in multiple teen-friendly films, including Hairspray and She’s the Man.