By Shiryn G., EnStarz | Sep 19, 2012 08:45 AM EDT
Amanda Bynes has been in seven car accidents since April and now faces accusations that perhaps she on the same downward roller coaster that Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears took a ride on.
Bynes' car was impounded on Sunday, Sept. 16, after she was pulled over for driving around aimlessly in an airport parking lot, but more importantly, with a suspended license. Then on Tuesday, TMZ reported that the actress was seen late night in Hollywood getting to the backseat of a SUV as a chauffeur drove her away, following court rules to no longer drive.
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With the DUI accusations and hit-and-run mishaps she has dealt with recently, reports are speculating that perhaps Bynes is suffering from the same downward spiral that took hold of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, putting a damper on their careers for some time.
"The actress has been the subject of tabloid speculation that she is the next Lindsay or Britney - which is basically just shorthand for "female former child star whose transition into an adult career has been overshadowed by her very public downward spiral and possible mental instability," Jezebel reported.
However, Bynes insists that the comparisons are uncalled for.
"Amanda Bynes insists she's not having a Britney Spears-type meltdown -- telling friends she does NOT need a conservatorship because she's perfectly capable of making her own life choices," TMZ reported. "Amanda is adamant ... she has no substance abuse problems and she dismisses the pending criminal hit-and-run charges and the DUI cases -- claiming the charges are all bogus."
The site sources contact they had with a rep for Bynes' family starting several months ago. Bynes also said no to checking into a treatment facility.
Perhaps driving is just not Bynes' forte. In the spring, she was arrested for DUI after clipping a cop car. In March, she reportedly drove away before a cop could finish writing up a ticket for her driving while talking on the phone. Additionally, one of her hit-and-run incidents involve Bynes slamming her BMW into another car on the freeway and then speeding off.
On Sept. 27, Bynes will be arraigned for her hit-and-run charges, which each could result in a maximum sentence of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, according to Fox News.
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