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Amanda Bynes is a well-known TV and film actress who got her start as a child. She has starred in hits like The Amanda Show, What a Girl Wants and Hairspray.
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She was arrested and received a driving under the influence charge. Her father publicly came to her defense, stating that the DUI allegations were false.
According to police reports, Bynes was later involved in two additional hit-and-run car incidents. She was later spotted driving after her license had been suspended,
and her car was impounded. Bynes was once again in trouble with the law in May 2013. She was taken into custody after she reportedly was seen smoking marijuana in the lobby of her New York City apartment building and later allegedly threw a bong out of her apartment window. Bynes was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, marijuana possession and tampering with evidence, according to the Los Angeles Times. She underwent a psychiatric evaluation at a local hospital before being taken to the police station. Bynes still faces charges in this case.
The troubled performer once again found herself under psychiatric observation that July. She had reportedly started a fire near the driveway of a home in Thousand Oaks, California. Local authorities investigated the incident and decided to bring Bynes in custody. She was placed on a psychiatric hold, known as a "5150," which allows the actress to be detained for 72 hours in a mental health facility. The Los Angeles Times has reported that Bynes may remain under care for a longer period.
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