VAN NUYS (CNS) – Actress Amanda Bynes — who is already facing a misdemeanor DUI charge stemming from an April arrest — is set to be arraigned Sept. 27 on two new misdemeanor hit-and-run charges involving two separate crashes.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed the two counts Tuesday against Bynes involving alleged hit-and-run accidents on April 10 and Aug. 4, according to spokesman Frank Mateljan.
The 26-year-old actress pleaded not guilty June 6 to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which includes an allegation that she refused a peace officer’s request to submit to a chemical test. A Sept. 12 pretrial hearing is set in Beverly Hills Superior Court for that case.
The Thousand Oaks native starred in the TV series “What I Like About You” from 2002 to 2006, and in Nickelodeon’s “The Amanda Show” (1999-2002). She has also appeared on the big screen in such movies as “What A Girl Wants” (2003) and “Easy A” (2010).
After she was charged in the DUI case in June, Bynes wrote a message on her Twitter page to President Barack Obama, saying, “I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”
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