Actress charged with felony DUI for Highway 154 crash

June 15, 2016
Jensen Buchanan

Jensen Buchanan

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.


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She looks old enough to know. NOT so young. Little bit restless. Maybe she should share a cell with the Judges wife. You know; the COP beater.

This is her wake up call. Seriously. Her BAC was high enough she was passing out at the wheel would be my guess. Shame to trash such a pretty car, but easy come-easy go I guess. She is LUCKY she didn’t kill someone or end up a quadriplegic. Let me tell you, I have seen a FEW beautiful, successful people in terrible accidents after “wine tasting”. Some don’t wake up, and some do, but they are in wheel chairs with brain injury.

She needs some rehab like yesterday and a serious look that mirror.