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Haley Joel Osment To Be Charged With DUI/Pot Possession

8/17/2006 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ broke the story that the LA County District Attorney planned to file criminal charges against Haley Joel Osment. Well, it happened Thursday afternoon.

Osment, 18, has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol. Osment has also been charged with driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher, with an enhancement of driving with a .15 or higher. Osment was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana while driving. Finally, Osment was charged with the infraction of driving under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher.


Osment, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in "The Sixth Sense" at age 11, lost control of his 1995 Saturn on his way home and collided with a brick pillar in a suburb around 1 a.m. on July 20. No bystanders were injured in the wreck, but Osment wasn't so lucky: the actor was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated for a broken rib and a shoulder injury.

The collision caused the vehicle to flip over onto its roof and come to rest a short distance from the initial impact. The actor was reportedly alert and talkative following the accident, and was alone at the time of the crash.


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136.

Sandy    

The point is he was driving drunk and could have killed someone. To hell with the Marijuana, isn't even the point.

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137.

ksbubbs    

I don't understand why these stars don't just call the local limo driver. It's not as if they can't afford it and it's not like the limo company can't get a kick out of driving around celebs. 1. It's not putting other drivers in jeopardy, 2. No court fees, no bad press, no sherrif's offices telling stories of drunken ramblings from the celeb and then getting grief about either covering it up or not covering it up, 4 No press coverage from having to go to court and 5 No probation time. Of course where I live, the local taxi service rolls up the sidewalk at 7pm. Good thing that I live near walking distance from the neighborhood watering hole.

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138.

Master Evil    

Oy My God...Haley? What the hell happened? You were so cute and innocent when you were younger!

*shakes head in shame*

I have to disagree about Marijuana. I mean, that's like saying tobacco isn't a drug. In essence, it's a matter of how the "herb" is used. Everything that is in your medication, your food, sometimes your clothes, starts out as "herbs" but then they get processed and mixed in with magical ingredients that make them more appealing. So, although Marijuana is smoked naturally (At least it's suppose to, unless you mix it with cocaine or herion, another story) it isn't used as such, it's used for hallucinogenic reasons or sometimes for medical reasons (Sedative) In which case it is being used as a drug. And not made in this country? It's grown illegally everywhere, secret fields of marijuana are growing as we speak.

http://www.drugs.com/Hashish/index.html
http://familydoctor.org/485.xml
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=30105

I'm not for it, I'm not against it, I support an unbaised opnion...

The thing is, Marijuana, if used often, can have negative effects. One must understand that if you decide to smoke the herb that is, in fact your business, but don't get upset, and be well aware that if you can't do the time, just don't do the crime. Wish the law was easier, but, what can you do? Either way, back to my point, Smoking Anything can cause some severe lung Damage. It's probably not as harmful as say, Tobacco, but just cause it feels good doesn't mean that it can be doing that many wonders to your health, now can it?

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139.

JOHN    

GOOD LUCK and join the MARINES or FOREIGN LEGION if he has the guts.

2800 days ago
140.

Buddy    

I hope he gives up the drinking and sticks with pot, it's a safer alternative!

2800 days ago
141.

M    

Mark says HELP LEGALIZE HERB,
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This Week's News from NORML

* Cannabinoid May Halt Alzheimer's Progression, Study Says

* Colorado Cannabis Legalization Initiative Certified For November Ballot

* DOE Cuts Funding For Random Student Drug Testing Programs

* Seattle Hempfest Celebrates 15 Years This Weekend

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Colorado Cannabis Legalization Initiative Certified For November Ballot

Denver, CO: The Colorado Secretary of State's office announced Wednesday that a statewide initiative that seeks to eliminate all criminal and civil penalties for the possession of cannabis by adults has been certified to appear on the November 2006 ballot.

Sponsored by Safer Alternatives For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), the measure would amend state statutes to make the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis legal in Colorado for those age 21 or older. Last year, voters in Denver passed a similar municipal initiative by 54 percent.

Sponsors turned in more than 130,000 signatures from Colorado voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

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DOE Cuts Funding For Random Student Drug Testing Programs

Washington, DC: The US Department of Education (DOE) has dramatically reduced the level of funding available to subsidize random student drug testing programs in public high schools and middle schools, according to the agency's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

According to the agency, only $1.7 million in federal funds will be available for schools that wish to enact student drug testing programs for the 2006-2007 school year. Last year, the DOE subsidized student drug tes

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142.

Why    

Your right...he was cuter as a child....

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143.

Amee    

He is a very good actor who, like any other 18 year old has to try it. Yes, it just goes to show you that having all the money in the world can't make you happy, it's yourself that you have to make happy. And, the only real reason they won't legalize marajuana is b-cuz they can't find a way to put a tax on it .


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144.

Meeshell    

Sad!

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145.

Gavin    

HYey Yea right pot's not a drug .... try drinking Los Angeles water.....

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146.

Marty    

Haley,
Pal, you made a mistake, we are all human. It is OK... The lesson here is... Sometimes God whispers, sometimes God yells. This time he whispered. You are lucky!!!!! A lesson learned???? Continue to use your craft to awe us, and never forget how close you came to becoming a statistic and a tabloid sad story.

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147.

Odo    

Marijuana is native to North America, including the US. Marijuana is as much a drug as anything else that changes your perception and ability to react. Should anyone be driving under the infuluence of alcohol, marijuana, ar anything else that affects their ability to maintain control of their vehicle (think cell phone, food, drink)? NO!!!

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148.

Scott    

A 1995 Saturn ? What percentage of his money did his agent and parents take?!!?!!? I drive a 1995 Saturn as my backup car. WTF!!?!?!!

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todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(kadintodd2@aol.com)    

so what legalize weed already this site should not harrass celebraties they get where they r through talent not like parents and other conservitives like the people who are tourturing me at aol also who get what they have through abuse of those less powerful.he probly used weed before so what and charging him based on age is discrimination.

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todd lissner anti adult anti wholesomeness activist-----(kadintodd2@aol.com)    

so what legalize weed already this site should not harrass celebraties they get where they r through talent not like parents and other conservitives like the people who are tourturing me at aol also who get what they have through abuse of those less powerful.he probly used weed before so what and charging him based on age is discrimination.

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