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Actress Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty to DUI

June 6, 2012 |  3:38 pm

Amanda BynesActress Amanda Bynes pleaded not guilty Wednesday to driving under the influence during an April incident in which she allegedly struck an L.A. County Sheriff's Department car.

The not-guilty plea was entered in court by her attorney. Bynes did not appear in court.

The 26-year-old was arrested about 3 a.m. on April 6 in West Hollywood. Authorities said her black BMW struck the rear corner of the sheriff's vehicle.

She denied the allegations on Twitter last month: "I can't help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me," she tweeted May 27. "I was not in any hit and runs. I don't drink so the DUI is false."

On Tuesday, she tweeted again, this time making a personal plea to the president: "Hey @BarackObama…I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end."

Bynes is also charged with refusing a Breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test. She had been scheduled to appear before the same judge who oversaw much of actress Lindsay Lohan's DUI case.

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