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Amanda Bynes will soon be defending her questionable driving record in court. The actress has been officially charged with two counts of hit-and-run related to incidents in April and August. If convicted, she could face up to one year in prison.
The more recent of the two accidents occurred in August, when Bynes, 26, allegedly rear-ended a Volvo with her BMW. According to the Volvo driver, Bynes "seemed nervous" about exchanging insurance information, and -- after trying unsuccessfully to convince the other driver that her car wasn't damaged -- fled the scene.
After the August incident was reported, the L.A. City Attorney's Office decided to re-open an earlier hit-and-run case against Bynes, from back in April. Previously, the case was rejected because there was no independent witness to identify Bynes. But now that she's reportedly done it again, they're not letting her off the hook so easily. (TMZ reports that the damage to the August victim's car matched the damage to Amanda's car, which was enough for the city to proceed with the case.)
Bynes is also facing separate DUI charges from another April incident, in which she reportedly crashed her BMW into a stopped police car. The actress has repeatedly insisted that she's not guilty because she does not drink, and she infamously tweeted at Barack Obama to ask for assistance in getting the charges dropped. (Mysteriously, the President did not respond. Maybe he was a little busy?)
The actress deleted the contents of her Twitter account after the alleged August hit-and-run, and has yet to comment on the new charges. She's due in court on Sept. 27, and we hope for the sake of L.A.'s drivers that she takes a cab to get there!