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Amanda Bynes pleads no contest in 2012 drink driving case

Published on Feb 25, 2014 9:59 AM
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Cinema still from the 2003 movie What A Girl Wants, starring Amanda Bynes. Former teen star Bynes on Feb 24, 2014, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour driving offence in Los Angeles stemming from a 2012 accident in which she struck a sheriff's patrol car. -- FILE PHOTO: WARNER BROS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Former teen star Amanda Bynes on Feb 24, 2014, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour driving offence in Los Angeles stemming from a 2012 accident in which she struck a sheriff's patrol car.

The lawyer for Bynes, 27, entered the plea to the charge of reckless driving with an alcohol component, Los Angeles County District Attorney spokesman Jane Robison said.

Bynes, who starred in her own Nickelodeon sketch comedy TV series The Amanda Show at age 13, was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton to three years' probation and three months of alcohol education programmes.

The actress was arrested in the early house of April 6, 2012, in West Hollywood after her BMW car swiped the side of a patrol car. She was charged with driving under the influence after refusing to take a sobriety test.

 
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