facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

Amanda Bynes' High Driving Spreads Terror

The former teen star, recently spotted smoking pot in her car, is called out by half the LAPD.

Image: 

One LAPD officer ranks Bynes among LA's
top dangers. Photo via

By Bryan Le

09/14/12

| Share

Is Amanda Bynes just another in a long line of former teen celebs to crash and burn, or is she—as half the LAPD reportedly suggests—a particularly deadly danger to the whole of Los Angeles? Some people are even worrying that she'll become the next Lindsay Lohan. To be fair, Bynes is on quite a streak of vehicular violations: she was caught talking on her cell while driving in March, drunkenly sideswiped a police car in April, hit-and-ran twice in a span of five months, and finally got her license suspended in September. Then earlier this week TMZ spotted her driving on a suspended license, smoking pot from a pipe disguised as a car cigarette lighter. 

But if the cops who lined up to speak with TMZ are to be believed, Bynes represents the physical manifestation of Death Race 2000 and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "She's on the same road as my wife and kids and I'm scared about getting a call in the middle of the night that my little one is dead,” says one experienced patrol officer. "She's addicted to something and she's driving a deadly weapon and is going to kill someone. It scares the shit out of me." In a city that's been ravaged by earthquakes and wildfires, one veteran motor cop calls Bynes "easily" a perfect 10 on a one-to-10 scale of dangerousness. "The public should be afraid of her. From looking at the photos, and what she's smoking, she has no sense of reality,” declares another cop. Bynes may still be hoping her July Twitter request for a presidential pardon gets through: “Hey @BarackObama... I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end."

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
Down for the Count: The Discipline of Moderation

Many newcomers to Moderation Management come to find there's a whole lot more counting than they thought. But it's worth it.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv