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Amanda Bynes

Accused of ANOTHER

Hit-and-Run

5/27/2012 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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UPDATE -- Bynes took to her Twitter page Sunday night to deny the story, writing, "I cant help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs. I don’t drink so the DUI is false." 

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Amanda Bynes slammed into a car on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on April 10 ... then fled the scene -- according to the victim who told cops the troubled actress was the culprit.

The culprit was driving a 5 series BMW at the time of the accident. The victim gave chase, got off the freeway, but the culprit blew a red light, never to be seen again. The victim was able to write down the license plate number.  She only got a profile view of the woman driving the BMW.

CHP showed up, ran the plate and determined it was a rental vehicle. Officers told the victim the culprit was driving an Enterprise rental car. The victim then contacted Enterprise, who told her the person who had rented the car was Amanda Bynes. 

The victim then showed up at a CHP substation and ID'd Amanda from a photo lineup. And get this ... the photo of Amanda was taken just 4 days earlier -- it was her mug shot from a DUI arrest.  Amanda was driving in West Hollywood on April 6 when she clipped a cop car and was immediately popped for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the case was referred to a filing officer at the L.A. City Attorney's Office who immediately rejected it because there was no independent witness fingering Amanda as the phantom driver.

Amanda was accused earlier this month of hitting a car in Hollywood and then fleeing the scene.  She told cops she did not feel the impact and was not ticketed.

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16.

uma    

She misses the attention she used to get as a movie star, this may be the reason she is acting out. Amanda, if you think being a "nobody* sucks, wait till they put your a*s in jail.

790 days ago
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Bridget    

What is going on with this girl. We never used to hear bad things about her and then all of a sudden she is playing bumper cars with a BMW. Weird.

790 days ago
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CrisDizzle    

dang! i just wanted to check out TMZ to see if they had Arianny Celeste's mug shot... but what do you know... Amanda Bynes had to steal the spotlight again! *sheez*

790 days ago
19.

Jody    

What a bitch. I hate drunk drivers. They are all a bunch of egotistical bastards.

790 days ago
20.

LisaL    

Seriously... does this trainwreck have to kill someone before anyone does anything about it??

790 days ago
21.

Banshee    

She's gonna friggin kill herself or someone else... She also needs to get that **** eating grin off her face and be god damn responsible adult.

Of course she didn't feel the impact.. She's friggin drunk and I'm sure she'll feel it in the morning before she's getting her afternoon drink.

She's truly tragic... She's just wasting her life away and is one lost girl.

790 days ago
22.

Greygoose125    

Since she can afford the Hollywood lifestyle - she can clearly afford to get a driver. This isn't going to end well for Amanda or the unlucky person (or people) she kills while driving drunk.

790 days ago
23.

Observer999    

Nice laws you have. A victim takes down a license plate #, IDs the driver from a photo lineup and the case is REJECTED because there's no independent witness??? That's completely insane. Lay the charge and if it can't be proven, fine... but tossing it in the trash? I bet if the alleged perp' wasn't famous, this would be different.

790 days ago
24.

Truth    

LINDSAY LOHAN'S TWIN SISTER. #TRUTH!!

790 days ago
25.

Max    

Another entitled celibrat. Hit and runners are absolute pieces of garbage. Just lucky it wasn't someone instead of something. If she'd hit me, it would take more than running a red light to prevent me from catching her.

790 days ago
26.

jujubee    

if only money could buy class...
this girl is so stupid, she has the opportunity to make something of herself and instead she's getting drunk and getting in trouble with the law
maybe the LAPD should stick her in a room with some families that have lost people due to drunk drivers and see if that knocks any common sense into her

790 days ago
27.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

What kind of Keystone cop operation are they running in LA? Somebody says they were in an accident and the other car fled, you find the car, confirm it was in an accident, and cite the driver/owner.

790 days ago
28.

PathFinder    

Well, if we luck out, she will kill herself and we will be rid of her.

790 days ago
29.

RicRoc5    

Where is O.J when you need him?

790 days ago
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jbeans    

She rented the car, the victim got the plate and ID her...Not enough evidence? Welcome to hollywood! Are all the cops, judges and DA's in CA on the take? What a freakin joke!!

790 days ago
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