Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty in DUI case
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 6, 2012 9:02AM
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2009 file photo, Amanda Bynes arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Bynes on Tuesday June 5, 2012 with driving under the influence in April, when she was arrested after grazing a sheriff's car in West Hollywood. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
Updated: June 6, 2012 8:23PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for actress Amanda Bynes has entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf in a driving under the influence case.
The actress did not attend the arraignment Wednesday in Beverly Hills. She was charged Tuesday, roughly two months after she was arrested after grazing a sheriff’s patrol car.
The actress also directed a Twitter message at President Barack Obama asking him to fire the deputy who arrested her, writing she doesn’t drink. After her arrest, the 26-year-old refused a test that would have determined if she was drunk or used drugs.
District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison says a pretrial hearing is set for July 18.
Bynes is best known for her role in Nickelodeon’s series “What I Like About You.”