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By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Actress Amanda Bynes was convicted Monday of reckless driving in April 2012 when she crashed into a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser.

Her no-contest plea was entered by her attorney, Richard Hutton, a renowned expert on driving-under-the-influence cases.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced the”She’s the Man” star to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes, said Jane Robison, an L.A. County District attorney’s spokeswoman.

The charge known as “wet reckless” is among the lowest offenses prosecutors can allow a suspect to plea in a driving-under-the-influence case.

In the wake of her 2012 arrest, Bynes had several run-ins with law enforcement in Los Angeles and New York that culminated with her setting a fire in the driveway of a Southern California home and being taken into custody on a mental health hold last year by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

In the aftermath, Bynes entered a psychiatric treatment facility, and her mother, Lynn, was granted conservatorship of the 26-year-old actress. In recent months, Bynes has been attending college classes in design while continuing treatment.

Bynes was arrested April 6, 2012, on suspicion of DUI after she clipped a sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser while trying to pass it at about 3 a.m. near Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards. Bynes refused to take a sobriety test.

She is already on probation in California for driving with a suspended license and was accused in New York of throwing a glass bong out her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.

Photo: zennie62 via Flickr

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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