Amanda Bynes could go to jail for up to a year in connection with two hit-and-run misdemeanor charges. The former child star, who made a name for herself on Nickelodeon’s “All That” and recently starred in the movie-musical “Hairspray,” will appear in court on Sept. 27 for charges filed yesterday.
According to a police report, the first hit-and-run took place in April. A driver on a Los Angeles highway told police that Amanda Bynes rear-ended them and drove off, but Bynes was not arrested for the incident. The second hit-and-run reportedly took place in August, when a Los Angeles woman told police that Amanda Bynes rear-ended her in San Fernando Valley.
These charges come after Amanda Bynes supposedly got a DUI and crashed into a police car earlier this year. She pleaded not guilty.
Bynes tweeted in May that she was amused by the “fake stories” regarding the DUI and hit-and-run rumors, and that she “doesn’t drink.” The actress has not yet commented specifically on the charges filed this month.
Each hit-and-run charge is worth a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.