Following a series of car accidents and traffic stops over the past six months, Amanda Bynes has been charged with two counts of driving on a suspended license Friday (September 21). She faces a maximum of six months behind bars for each offense.
The charges stem from separate traffic stops outside Burbank, California’s Bob Hope Airport last week. When Bynes was pulled over the second time, only an hour and a half after the first incident, cops impounded her car and gave her a ticket for driving on a suspended license.
In addition to the suspended-license counts, Bynes is also facing separate DUI and hit-and-run charges. The actress was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence on April 6 after getting into a minor fender bender with a cop car. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Bynes tried to pass a police car when she rear-ended the cruiser. She reportedly refused a Breathalyzer or blood alcohol test at the time. Then on April 10, TMZ reported that Bynes smashed her rental car into another vehicle on an L.A. freeway and then fled the scene.
The hit-and-run allegations don’t end there: On August 4, a motorist reported that Bynes rear-ended her vehicle on Ventura Boulevard, stopped briefly, claimed there was no damage and drove off. The woman claimed there was $800 in damage and that Bynes did not provide proof of insurance or wait for police to be called before driving off. Bynes told police the two women agreed there was no harm after the low-speed collision. According to the Los Angeles Times, the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended Bynes’ license August 25. According to reports, though, she continued to cruise around town afterward in her black BMW 5 series.
According to E! News, Bynes must appear at the Burbank courthouse by or before October 16 to answer to her suspended-license charges.