Amanda Bynes has been formally charged with two misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run for incidents that occurred in April and August of this year.
The April accident involved a deputy, whose car was allegedly clipped by Bynes when she was trying to change lanes. She attempted to keep driving but was eventually pulled over and arrested on suspicion of DUI. She refused to take a breathalyzer, however, and later tweeted a plea to President Obama to “fire the cop” who arrested her because she doesn’t drink.
26-year old Bynes, who made headlines at 24 when she announced she was “retiring” from acting–only to make a comeback a month later with the film “Easy A”–has exhibited some odd behavior in the past several months, leading some to wonder if drugs and alcohol play a heavy role. She continues to insist she doesn’t partake, but has made no public comment on being charged.
Each misdemeanor charge carries up to a six-month stay in jail and a thousand dollar fine, and if she gets a tough judge she could be looking at concurrent sentences, meaning a year behind bars and $2,000. She will be arraigned on September 27th.