Amanda Bynes DUI: Nickelodeon Star Clips L.A. Sheriff's Vehicle While Allegedly Wasted
We had to do a double take.
Is Amanda Bynes the new Lindsay Lohan?
Her hair is looking extra fried and face extra puffy these days. But more importantly, the former child star (and up-and-coming West Hollywood party girl) was arrested last night for drunk driving, according to Sergeant Arthur Famble at the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.
Deja vu! But Bynes, 26, one-upped Lohan with a DUI party foul for the ages:
Sergeant Famble says the actress managed to clip an L.A. County Sheriff's vehicle while driving home around 3 a.m.
Here's the report in full:
On April 6, 2012, at approximately 0300 hours, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy in a marked black and white radio car, was stopped at the intersection of N/B Robertson Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard preparing to turn right onto Santa Monica Boulevard when a black BMW driven by actress Amanda Bynes attempted to pass to the right of the radio car, colliding with the right rear quarter panel of the radio car. There was minor paint transfer damage to both vehicles. Amanda Bynes was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence and booked at West Hollywood Sheriff's Station.
To recap: While allegedly wasted, Bynes tried to pass a cop car that was waiting to turn right onto Santa Monica Boulevard. But she passed too close -- so close that a strip of cop-car paint was transferred onto her BMW, and vice versa.
Does drunk driving really get any stupider than that?
Bynes hasn't been making any law-enforcement friends so far in 2012. Last month, she was reportedly pulled over for talking on her cellphone while driving -- then bolted as the cop was writing her a ticket.
According to TMZ, Bynes is still behind bars this morning, with her bail set at $5,000. And the paparazzi have some juice on what looks to be a forming habit:
Just last month, TMZ cameras saw Bynes leaving Greystone Manor and thought she appeared to be extremely intoxicated, she got into the driver's seat of her car and drove off.
Seems like just yesterday Bynes was on the other end of the gavel.
But alas, the Hollywood club life calls. Looks like you're off the hook, Lilo! The paps found a new shitshow to follow.
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