BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Actress Amanda Bynes pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to driving under the influence during an April incident in which she allegedly sideswiped a police car.
The not-guilty plea was entered in court by her attorney. Bynes did not appear in court.
The 26-year-old was pulled over and then arrested around 3 a.m. on April 6 at the intersection of Robertson Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in marked black-and-white radio car was waiting to turn right onto Santa Monica, when a black BMW driven by Bynes tried to pass to the right of the car.
Bynes hit the rear quarter panel of the cop car, according to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department.
She was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The criminal complaint also alleges that Bynes refused to complete a Breathalyzer or drug test.
Bynes denied the allegations on Twitter last month: "I can't help but laugh at all of you writing fake stories about me. I was not in any hit and runs. I don't drink so the DUI is false."
On Tuesday she tweeted again, making a plea to President Barack Obama for help.
I don't drink," she wrote. "Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also dont hit and run. The end."
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty as a first-time offender of 48 hours in jail, three years probation and a nine-month alcohol program.
She could also lose her driver's license for a year.
The incident in West Hollywood was the first of several recent driving mishaps for the starlet.
About a week after her arrest, she backed over a curb while texting, right before going to a West Hollywood nightclub.
A week later, she was spotted holding up traffic while making a slow three-point U-turn.
Amanda Bynes Pleads Not Guilty to DUI, Tweets Obama
The actress was arrested on suspicion of DUI in West Hollywood in April.
Amanda Bynes booking photo (West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept. / April 6, 2012)