Amanda Bynes made headlines seemingly every day last year after she had a rather dramatic meltdown and several run-ins with the law; the former Nickelodeon star was arrested for DUI, for an odd incident involving a bong being thrown out of a window, and for starting a gasoline fire in a stranger’s driveway in California. Soon after, she was hospitalized for several weeks in a rehab facility, and now that sentencing for the DUI is behind her, she’s focusing on recovering.
The former child star was given three years probation this week and must complete an alcohol education program after she entered a no-contest plea for the DUI charge. The penalty will allow her to continue to attend classes at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Orange County, where she is enrolled for the winter term while she lives with her parents.
In January, Bynes entered a week-long fitness program at Miracles Fitness Retreat in Utah. According to owner Austan Torson, the actress “was interested in getting healthier… to get in better shape, to lose about five pounds, but mainly to strengthen up and eat healthier.”
According to her lawyer, Bynes has a “long road” ahead of her, but her legal troubles are diminishing by the day; if she attends counseling and stays out of trouble over the next several months, the bong-throwing incident may get wiped from her record.
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