Soap star Jensen Buchanan arrested on DUI charge after causing a traffic collision

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Soap Star Jensen Buchanan Arrested on DUI Charges


Soap opera star Jensen Buchanan was arrested for driving under the influence after causing a car crash in Buellton, California, on Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to the collision report, the 53-year-old actress, best known for her roles in One Life to Live and Another World, also caused major injuries to another driver in the wrong-way crash.

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"The immediate cause is under investigation -- our understanding is she allowed [her] vehicle to cross the double yellow lines," John Ortega, public information officer for the Buellton office of the CHP told ET. "There were two parties involved -- a driver in each vehicle."

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According to the police report obtained by ET, at approximately 6:19 a.m., Buchanan's vehicle, a black Mercedes S550, drifted across the solid double yellow lines of the road as she was driving eastbound on State Route 154. The documents claim that she drove directly into the path of a driver of a white Ford C-Max, causing a head-on traffic collision.

Police say Buchanan and the other driver, Bradley Asolas, a 56-year-old man from Camarillo, California, were transported to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Buchanan was treated for minor injuries and arrested for DUI. Asolas was treated for major injuries.

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"It is confirmed Jensen Buchanan as the driver of a black Mercedes," Ortega also told ET. "Jensen Buchanan was arrested for DUI -- she had minor injuries and went to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. As far as law enforcement is aware, she is still there. The other party had major injuries and was also taken to Cottage Hospital -- there is no update on his condition."

ET has reached out to Buchanan's rep for comment.


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