Actress Amanda Bynes asked US President Barack Obama to step in and help her out after her arrest for drunk driving.
Bynes was charged with driving under the influence after grazing a sheriff's patrol car two months ago.
The 26-year-old pleaded not guilty. At the times of her arrest, Bynes refused a test that would have determined if she was drunk or used drugs.
But she directed a Twitter message at President Barack Obama asking him to fire the deputy who arrested her, saying she doesn't drink.
She wrote: "Hey @BarackObama ... I don't drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don't hit and run. The end."
Bynes did not attend the arraignment in Beverly Hills. District Attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says a pre-trial hearing is set for July 18.
Bynes is best known for her role in Nickelodeon's series What I Like About You.
- AP with nzherald.co.nz