'OLTL' Actor Brandon Buddy Ex Soap Star Sudsin' ... Busted For DWI

1/20/2015 10:05 AM PST

'One Life To Live' Actor Brandon Buddy -- Soap Star Sudsin' ... Busted For DWI

EXCLUSIVE

Former "One Life To Live" star Brandon Buddy's already made a few bad choices in real life this year -- which is kinda written all over his face in this mug shot -- he got busted for DWI in Texas.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops were alerted on Sunday when a seemingly intoxicated Buddy -- covered in scratches -- was seen taking off in his car after grabbing beer at an Austin gas station.

After being stopped, an allegedly semi-conscious Buddy was evaluated at a nearby hospital and arrested for DWI.

Buddy's also being investigated for possessing dangerous drugs. Cops say they found prescription meds in his car on Jan. 4th.

He's still in jail for the DWI.