Amanda Bynes Begs Obama to Nix Her DUI Rap

By McCarton Ackerman 06/06/12

"I don't drink... Please fire the cop who arrested me," she implores the president.

Bynes has begged Barack to help. Photo via

It can only be hoped that Barack Obama has more important things to do today. Actress Amanda Bynes was officially charged yesterday with DUI, following her arrest last April—when she sideswiped a cop car and allegedly tried to flee the scene. But she's not taking it quietly. The actress was so outraged by the charge that she took to Twitter to deny all and appeal to President Obama for help. "Hey @BarackObama... I don't drink," she wrote. "Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end." The DA in the case is also seeking a sentencing enhancement because Bynes refused to take a breathalyzer or blood test—which means that she'll face a minimum of two days and maximum of six months in jail if convicted. However, because of prison overcrowding, it's unlikely she would actually serve more than a few hours in the slammer. It's been a rough few months behind the wheel for Bynes, who has been accused of two hit-and-runs in the last two months and also drove away from a police officer while he was writing her a ticket last March. Maybe it's time for her to start taking cabs.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.