Haley Joel Osment Charged with DUI

Haley Joel Osment DUIHaley Joel Osment, has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and drug possession. The DUI charges stem from a single car accident last July in which the actor lost control of his 1995 Saturn around 1 am, hit a brick mailbox post and rolled over.

Osment suffered a broken rib and shoulder lacerations from that incident and was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California for treatment. The initial police report stated Osment was coherent after the accident and it did not indicate a presence of drugs or alcohol.

The three DUI charges filed Thursday against Osment, 18, were misdemeanors for driving under the influence, having a blood alcohol level higher above .08 and possessing marijuana. The California Vehicle Code adds severity to DUI charges when drivers are under the age of 21 and have a blood alcohol level above .05. Osment’s BAC was reportedly 0.16.

Osment is scheduled to appear in Glendale Superior Court on September 19.

The Academy Award nominated actor has appeared the movies Sixth Sense, A.I. and Forrest Gump, and he is currently filming Home of the Giants.

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