Actress Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty to DUI
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.
-- Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather