Amanda Bynes had another hit & run. Is she going to get her license taken away finally?

I just looked up Amanda Bynes’ age, and I’m honestly surprised that she’s 26. The way she’s been acting, I assumed that she was around 22. Kaiser usually covers Amanda and up until now I sort-of ignored her and was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt since I assumed she was young enough to learn from her mistakes. Let’s revisit them… A DUI in early April (during which she hit a cop car), texting and driving (with the paparazzi there) just a week later, and a hit and run earlier this month. Amanda claimed that she had no idea she hit that other car, and she was released without charges.

It turns out that Amanda committed another hit and run in early April, just four days after her DUI, and we’re just finding out about it now. She also ran a stop light after she hit that other car. So either she was doubly careless (very possible) or was so anxious to flee the scene that she deliberately ran a red light. You know it’s been a whole three weeks since she’s been involved in a car accident, and it seems like she’s due for another one. Here’s more:

Amanda Bynes slammed into a car on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on April 10 … then fled the scene — according to the victim who told cops the troubled actress was the culprit.

The culprit was driving a 5 series BMW at the time of the accident. The victim gave chase, got off the freeway, but the culprit blew a red light, never to be seen again. The victim was able to write down the license plate number. She only got a profile view of the woman driving the BMW.

CHP showed up, ran the plate and determined it was a rental vehicle. Officers told the victim the culprit was driving an Enterprise rental car. The victim then contacted Enterprise, who told her the person who had rented the car was Amanda Bynes.

The victim then showed up at a CHP substation and ID’d Amanda from a photo lineup. And get this … the photo of Amanda was taken just 4 days earlier — it was her mug shot from a DUI arrest. Amanda was driving in West Hollywood on April 6 when she clipped a cop car and was immediately popped for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the case was referred to a filing officer at the L.A. City Attorney’s Office who immediately rejected it because there was no independent witness fingering Amanda as the phantom driver.

[From TMZ]

So the verdict of this story is that this girl who is old enough to know way, way better had a second hit and run and that NOTHING is going to happen to her for this incident either. Considering that there are no charges for either hit and run, it’s entirely possible that the judge in her DUI case won’t even know that she had two other hit and runs within a month of her DUI. (Some of our legal experts can hopefully clarify this for me, but I don’t think that either incident can be brought up in court since there were no citations issued, right?)

Getting back to the issue of whether she’s able to stop drinking, driving, texting, and sideswiping – I guess anyone is able to change their ways. Nicole Richie’s last DUI was in 2006, and she was 25 at the time. Khloe Kardashian got a DUI when she was 23 and she learned from it. Amanda has obviously gone on a huge bender, though, and I doubt she’s called a cab once. If a DUI, two freaking hit and run incidents, and photos of yourself driving over a curb while texting on your phone aren’t a wakeup call, what will be? This is her first DUI and from what I can find she probably won’t even get her license suspended. Another Lohan in the making, as offensive as that is to her to hear.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

These photos are of Amanda after her DUI arrest on 4-6-12. She’s shown texting and driving on 4-12, and at the MTV Movie Awards on 6-5-11. Credit: FameFlynet and

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  1. Cleveland Girl says:

    Apparently, LA is the place where you can drink and drive with no repercussions, and Florida is the place where you can pretty much get away with Anything. IE: Casey Anthony and that George Zimmerman guy.

  2. Maguita says:

    The only reason one flees the scene of a crime, over and over again, is because they are high out of their mind! Lower inhibitions, no logical thinking.

    Honestly, the girl is in movies, doesn’t she know how cops track someone who had driven away from the scene of their crime? Aren’t most American intersections in big cities under camera surveillance?

  3. LeeLoo says:

    I don’t think it’s fair to call Amanda another Lindsay. I’m going to give her a benefit of a doubt and say she has finally learned her lesson.

  4. dorothy says:

    Looks like she is well on her way down the Lohan path of ruin.

  5. marie says:

    Doesn’t she realize you’re only allowed to play bumper cars inside a rink at the fairgrounds? The girl is becoming a nightmare on the roads..

  6. Mia says:

    What happened to this girl? Seemed like she was poised to have a breakout moment a few years ago and now she’s this mess. But surely she couldn’t have earned THAT much from her early acting days to live off of that from 26 till death? Especially at the way she seems to be spending it.

    Everytime I see this girl I think this is what Miley could have been…If her Pilates-camwhoring-dog walking keeps her off this kind of behavior, let her hot summer bod display continue!

  7. Hakura says:

    It amazes me just how many of these past ‘child-stars’ end up like this.

    How could they not charge her?! She could’ve killed someone… Or does she have to actually kill someone before they take her seriously?

    • the original bellaluna says:

      If it was you or me, yes, we’d be in a world of hurt. I had a resident (I was a property manager) who got popped for a DUI, and she lost her license; had to pay a $5K fine AND do AA (or some other program); lost her job because she couldn’t drive; and almost lost custody of her child (who wasn’t in the car but her ex was a jerk); AND SHE DIDN’T EVEN HIT ONE CAR, LET ALONE A COP CAR AND 3 OTHERS!!

      ONE incident, and it nearly ruined her life. And this was in San Diego, Orange, or LA county, CA.

      • Hakura says:

        And Amanda isn’t even that much of a ‘celebrity’. It just boggles my mind, the courts seeing these behaviors (who the hell drunkenly crashes into a police car without reproach?)

        ..And yet still letting her go. Your resident’s entire life was yanked out from under her for committing the same crime, it’s insane…

        It will be as much their fault as it is hers, when she does eventually either kill someone else, or herself, in a car accident.

      • Maguita says:

        Wow, @bellaluna, reading the news I would have never guessed LA County was this harsh.

        Comparatively, Lindsay Lohan has been getting away with murder, over and over again.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Maguita – I’m not sure in which county it happened (she liked to party) but we lived in SD County at the time, and I seem to remember her having to arrange rides to another county for her court stuff, so it could well have been Orange or LA County. (Granted, this was over a decade ago.)

  8. helvetica says:

    maybe she just wants some publicity, considering she’s fading already.

  9. Jules says:

    Sorry LeeLoo, this chick is on the Lindsey Lohan track, fo sho.

  10. Feebee says:

    If she’s the type of person to have multiple hit and runs then losing her license won’t be an obstacle to driving. She needs a more severe reality check but given her circumstances she’s unlikely to get one. Where’s her family?

  11. lucy2 says:

    She’s a mess. Someone needs to stop her from driving before she hurts or kills someone else.

  12. the original bellaluna says:

    Bitch needs to be enrolled in a driver’s course. AFTER she loses her license, because she’s up to what? 3 hit & runs now, not including the cop? (Has she never seen Red Pavement? Or whatever that horrific Driver’s Ed movie’s called?)

    Aaahhhhhhhhhh, but it’s LA, and she’s “a STAR,” and we all know how that legal shit turned out for Blohan.

    Wonder how Jenna Jamison’s case’ll turn out? Do you have to be under a “certain age” to get away with such foolery, or just be “famous?”

  13. Pixel says:

    In CA, when you’re arrested for DUI and at .08%+ BAC the DMV automatically suspends your license after 30 days for 5 months to one year depending on the number of offenses. It’s possible to stay the suspension for several months especially if you’ve got a great lawyer by requesting a hearing with a DMV officer- but the vast majority of the time the suspension is only put off since the only grounds for dismissal of DMV’s Admin Per Se are about the lawfulness of the arrest itself. Everything that happens in court is completely separate from that.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Pixel, just out of curiousity, do you remember how many accidents Blohan had before her license was revoked?

      I know in Cali there’s also a “point system,” based on seriousness of the offence: 4 points and your license is gone.

      • Pixel says:

        Quite a few however, accidents only carry a point if a peace officer determines one party to be more at fault than the other in a police report. So if those accidents were never officially reported, then they show up on your record but don’t carry a point towards a suspension.

        I used to work at the DMV and saw/heard some pretty crazy things that people were able to get out of on technicalities like that.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Pixel, that makes me sick to my stomach! That’s just so, so very wrong.

        (I thought you also got points for moving violations. Or is that a thing of the past?)

  14. Jordan says:

    With regular, non-celebrities, is there usually more than one case of hit-and-run before their license is taking away. I was under the impression that hit-and-run’s were sort of considered serious…guess not.

  15. orion70 says:

    I don’t get people who are rolling in money and living in an area where cabs are plentiful, and yet still insist on driving themselves home.

  16. RN says:

    Amanda posted on Twitter (according to, “I can’t help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs. I don’t drink so the DUI is false.”

  17. Mich says:

    The last time I posted on an Amanda story I referenced all of the blinds out there that are supposedly about her. If the blinds are true this girl has some issues and isn’t the cutsie thing she plays on the screen.

    That said, this story is dated and there haven’t been any new stories about her acting like a druken prat since her slow motion three point turn. I’m hoping that being compared to Lilo was a ‘Scared Straight’ moment for her.

  18. Amelia says:

    Seriously girl – WEAR A BRA.

  19. Mirella says:

    What do these ‘celebs’ have against hiring drivers?

  20. speakthytruth says:

    someone(her friends/family)should do a intervention by now and take her driving license and keys away.Isn’t this her 4th ‘accident’ related news?

  21. nettie says:

    I’m so skeptical of all this drama. I am pretty much convinced this is a calculated career move by her. She’s a narcissistic douche who would endanger others to further her career. I hope her efforts fail.

  22. Faye says:

    Why drive yourself? I don’t go out much, but when I do I always take a cab, or arrange that there will be a sober person driving. And I carry an “emergency” $20 tucked in one of the credit card slots in my wallet just in case I need to take a cab because the DD had too much or something. I’m not posting this to show how amazing I am, just that it must be so much easier for celebrities to handle their going out business than for me, a fairly broke college student, and yet these idiots end up in multiple incidents. Not one, multiple! Boggles the mind.

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