Amanda Bynes won't be prosecuted on DUI case

The actress is not yet in the clear as the arrest could be considered a probation violation on her previous DUI arrest.

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Amanda Bynes. File photo by Laura Cavanaugh/UPI
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles District attorney has decided not to pursue a recent DUI case against troubled starlet Amanda Bynes.

Bynes was arrested on her second DUI on Sept. 28 after running a red light while under the influence. City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan told the New York Daily News "there was not enough evidence to provide a likelihood of conviction if filed."


Bynes, however, is not completely off the hook given that she is still on probation from a 2012 DUI arrest. Mateljan said that "after much consideration and review" the case was remanded to the Los Angeles County District Attorney where officials will determine if it constitutes a probation violation.

Last February Bynes pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of driving under the influences and was sentenced to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes. The main DUI charge from the 2012 incident was dropped.

The Easy A actress has had several run-ins with the law since, including a bong-tossing incident that was later dismissed. Bynes has been struggling with mental illness issues in recent years and appeared to be making strides in her recovery after completing a stint in rehab in December of 2013.


The actress was placed on her second 5150 hold last October after being accused of shoplifting in NYC weeks after she was arrested for DUI in Los Angeles. She was released from a mental institution later that month and has been feuding with her parents over control of her of her estate ever since.

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