Amanda Bynes: ‘I Don’t Drink and Drive’

Amanda BynesEvery day it seems like Amanda Bynes is making headlines for another incident where she has gotten in trouble with the law while driving her car. The 26-year-old actress has already had her license revoked and is also battling charges of DUI and two hit-and-runs in court. But despite the charges and a judge’s warning to not get behind the wheel, Bynes tells People in a new interview that she is doing “amazing.” She also claims that she doesn’t drink and get behind the wheel.

“I am doing amazing,” Bynes says. “I am retired as an actor. I am moving to New York to launch my career. I am going to do a fashion line,” added Bynes, who was polite, respectful and upbeat on the phone. “I am not talking about being arrested for DUI because I don’t drink, and I don’t drink and drive. It is all false.”

But people around Bynes don’t agree that the star is okay. “People around Amanda are really concerned about her,” a source tells People. “She tells people she doesn’t party or drink. She doesn’t realize she has a problem.”

Last week, Bynes was reprimanded by a judge and told to hand over her keys and stay off the road. Bynes’ attorney Richard Hutton appeared in court again Wednesday on behalf of the actress. According to TMZ, during this hearing, the District Attorney’s Office requested a $50,000 bail be set on Bynes for her DUI that allegedly took place in April — but the judge denied the request. Still, if Bynes breaks any more of her driving rules, then a very high bail amount will be set.

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