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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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196.

Ann Harvers    

Regardless of personal feelings about marijuana, the bottom line is very simple: the law says it is an illegal drug, therefore it is. Like it or not, that's the way it is. And after all these years, if you haven't seen the proof that it ruins those who use it on a regular basis, in excess, do damage to themselves, just like alcohol used excessively does. Be realistic, guys! Anything to excess will ruin your life on some level, physically, mentally or emotionally. Face up to the truth. The only other factor here is that, guess what? Haley, Mel, any one of those actors/acresses who get themselves into trouble are HUMAN! They make mistakes! The only difference being is the level of accessibility! Having worked in the entertainment business in the past, I know from where I speak. Its available just like candy, so temptation is always there!

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197.

Gale    

People get over it! Who cares if he was driving a 1995 Saturn!!! At least the kid is alive! Maybe he wanted to keep that car for a reason, besides I doubt that was the only care he owns! Shows how people dont think when they make comments on here.

2955 days ago
198.

Casey    

I guess now he'll be seeing...rehab, fines, and his life story on E! Hollywood...right after Mel Gibson

2955 days ago
199.

Whatever    

Very naughty! I tried to give this kid the benefit of the doubt saying not every celeb. who has an accident is drunk and high! My bad!

2955 days ago
200.

Shirley Villasana    

I hope Haley Joel Osment gets the treatment he needs to kick this habit especially since he is so young. We hear of so many kids who were stars who later becomes addicted to drugs, alcohol, etc. Perhaps they had too much fame and it went to their heads, whatever the outcome I wish him well.

2955 days ago
201.

Stevie    

yea a 1995 Saturn????? I think its time to get off the drugs and drink when a celebrity cant even afford a nice car

2955 days ago
202.

gail    

I CAN'T SEE WHY IT IS SUCH BIG NEWS, KIDS DO DUMB THINGS, THIS IS HOW THEY LEARN. I'M SURE THAT NONE OF US CAN SAY WE HAVE NEVER DONE ANYTHING WRONG AT 18, OR YESTERDAY.
DO NOT JUDGE LEST YOU BE JUDGED!
IF EVERY TIME A KID THAT NOBODY KNOWS DID SOMETHING LIKE THIS WE WOULDN'T HAVE ANY TREES LEFT TO MAKE THE PAPER TO PRINT IT ON!

2955 days ago
203.

leca    

I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING....A '95 SATURN? AND I DO AGREE WITH YOU KNOW WHO...THAT ACCIDENT DIDNT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF POT...HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL WAS WELL OVER THE LIMIT...HE'S JUST BEING AN 18 YR OLD KID...WE'VE ALL DONE IT!!!

2955 days ago
204.

Laura    

I have to agree with Rachel, He was driving a '95 Saturn? His Bentley must have been in the shop!

2955 days ago
205.

Brittany    

How come was so cute as an 11 year old, and then this! I can't believe it! Anyways, i still have Emily, his sister to like as an actor

2955 days ago
206.

MsBerry2U    

Another child actor growing up and finding it difficult to deal with fame and fortune. Such a shame. No excuses in the world for these kinds of actions.

2955 days ago
207.

kitty kat    

ha ha did he blow all his money on pot and booze? i thought he was a good actor but whatever...........although he sounds like a normal teen to me ..

2955 days ago
208.

very bored    

Ok ,all of you squares are worried about the dui and the drug possesion when in reality we must ask ourselves...... why the hell is this celeb driving a 1995 saturn ???hahahah lmao

2955 days ago
209.

Katie    

A 1995 Saturn? Hm.

2955 days ago
210.

sirfartsalot    

The pressures and price that come with being a movie personality. Oh yeah and dont knock mary jane. That is absolutely ridiculous. Artists have been using drug enhancement since the beginning of time, Absinthe, Marijuana.... come on people you cant really be that ignorant can you. Drinking and driving now that's something to be ashamed about. But he's a dumb a$$ teenager.

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