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Amanda Bynes charged with driving without a license

September 22, 2012 |  7:14 am
Amanda Bynes will face charges of driving without a license, the latest legal headache for the actress

Amanda Bynes will face charges of driving without a license, the latest legal headache for the actress.

Bynes was cited Sunday morning by the Burbank airport police for driving with a suspended driver's license. Her BMW was towed from the scene of the incident.

Her driver's license was suspended after authorities filed two hit-and-run charges against the actress earlier this month, in addition to a DUI case.

Since her license was suspended Aug. 25, she reportedly has been spotted behind the wheel on numerous occasions. She was pulled over Sept. 9 by Los Angeles police, who said they saw her driving without her headlights on.

Officers did not check her license at the time and did not cite her.

In previous incidents, the 26-year-old was arrested about 3 a.m. on April 6, after authorities said her black BMW struck the rear of a sheriff's vehicle. She was charged with driving under the influence after she refused a Breathalyzer or blood-alcohol test.

On Aug. 4, a motorist told police a vehicle driven by Bynes rear-ended and damaged her Toyota on Ventura Boulevard. The driver said Bynes stopped only briefly, declared there was no damage and drove off. Police said Bynes failed to provide insurance information or allow authorities to be called before she left.

She was also involved in a hit and run April 10, authorities said.

The Burbank city attorney's office filed the misdemeanor charge of driving without a license Friday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. She also faces two counts of driving on a suspended license.


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Photo: Amanda Bynes arrives at a Golden Globes after-party in Beverly Hills in 2009. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press