Amanda Bynes charged with two counts of hit-and-run, faces year in jail

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All that bad driving has finally caught up with Amanda Bynes. The former child star was charged with two counts of hit-and-run by the L.A. City Attorney's Office on Wednesday for two incidents that happened in April and August when she struck another vehicle … and then just took off.

Four days after Bynes’ April 6 DUI in which she rear-ended a police cruiser, she was accused of slamming her rental BMW into another car on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. When the actress did not stop, the victim gave chase, but Bynes blew through a red light and got away. According to TMZ, the victim did get the license plate number and after cops determined it was Bynes’ rented vehicle, they included her in a line-up for the victim … who pointed out the 26-year-old as the one who had hit her.

One month later, Bynes was once again accused of hit-and-run when her Range Rover side-swiped another car in West Hollywood. When the actress sped away, the man called the police, who chased after her … and when they did eventually catch up with her, she told cops she had no idea she had struck another automobile. But the damage to both cars was so minimal, no charges were filed.

Then on August 5, Bynes was at it again. But this time, after striking a Toyota Corolla with her BMW in the San Fernando Valley, she did stop. The actress, who “looked like a hot mess” according to the victim, tried to push the Corolla’s bumper back into place (which didn’t work), refused to give the other woman her insurance information, and then drove off yet again.

Bynes is due in court on September 27. If convicted of both misdemeanors, she faces up to a year in jail.

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