Amanda Bynes Ordered Not To Drive After DUI And Numerous Accidents: Five Awful Celeb Drivers [PHOTOS]
Shocking photographs of Amanda Bynes purportedly smoking marijuana in her car Tuesday were published by TMZ Thursday, when the celebrity site also reported the actress may have been driving around California's San Fernando Valley illegally because her license was suspended last month.
On Friday, TMZ followed up with an article saying Bynes was involved in a minor fender bender Thursday, which was caught on video.
On Sept. 9, the former "All That" star was pulled over for driving at night without her headlights on. People noted that the police officer who pulled Bynes over did not ask to see her license. ABC reported that on Friday Bynes was ordered not to drive by a judge in Los Angeles. This comes after the 26-year-old was charged on two hit-and-run counts.
In April, TMZ reported that Bynes was arrested for grazing a police car while allegedly driving under the influence.
Bynes is now on the list of stars who shouldn't be behind the wheel. From musicians to starlets, this list features the following five of the worst celebrity drivers.
In 2007, Fox News reported Lindsay Lohan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol less than two weeks after she was released from rehab. This year, TMZ said one of Lohan’s latest misadventures included striking an 18-wheeler from behind in Santa Monica, Calif.
In 2006, Paris Hilton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug. In 2007, Hilton served time in jail after she violated her parole by driving with a suspended license following her no-contest plea to a reckless-driving charge associated with her 2006 arrest. Since then, Hilton has been involved in a few minor fender benders.
In 2002, Billy Joel (shown with now-estranged wife Katie Lee Joel) crashed his car in East Hampton, N.Y. The accident prompted him to check into a substance-abuse treatment program in New Canaan, Conn., In 2003, Joel smashed his car into a tree and was hospitalized with minor injuries. In 2004, multiple media outlets reported the music legend crashed into a house while driving in Bayville, N.Y. Joel was uninjured in the crash, and nobody inside the house was harmed. It was his third accident in two years. Since then, the “Piano Man” singer has been accident-free.
Wham! superstar George Michael (aka Georgios Panayiotou) was arrested in 2006 on suspicion of driving in London while unfit due to drugs. The incident resulted in his license being suspended for two years. In 2010, he was granted permission to get behind the wheel again, but, as the Guardian reported, Michael shortly thereafter smashed his car into a London shop. The singer was subsequently arrested but released on bail. Months later, Michael appeared in court and admitted to being under the influence of marijuana during the accident. He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison.
In 2006, MSNBC reported Britney Spears was photographed while driving with her 4-month-old son Sean Preston Federline in her lap, an incident that sparked national outrage. In 2007, the Associated Press reported Spears was charged with driving without a valid license and that she had to reach a settlement to avoid charges after crashing into a car in a parking lot. In 2008, The Daily Beast reported the pop princess reportedly left her car in the middle of a busy road after getting a flat tire. Months after that incident, Contact Music reported she rear-ended a vehicle -- causing a three-car pileup.