Actress charged with felony DUI for Highway 154 crash
June 15, 2016
The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has charged soap opera actress Jensen Buchanan with two felony counts of DUI. Prosecutors say Buchanan’s blood alcohol level was .34, more than four times the legal limit, when she crashed head-on into another vehicle.
On May 18, Buchanan was driving her Mercedes SUV on Highway 154 near Buellton. Buchanan crashed head-on into a car driven by Bradley Gale Osalas, causing him to suffer major injuries.
Prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Buchanan on Tuesday. In addition to the two felony counts of DUI, Buchanan faces special allegations of having a blood blood alcohol level higher than .15 percent and causing great bodily injury to the victim.
Buchanan, a Los Angeles resident, is scheduled to appear in Santa Maria court for an arraignment hearing on June 22. Last year, Buchanan joined the cast of the soap opera The Young and the Restless.