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'The Young and the Restless' actress arrested on suspicion of DUI after head-on crash Highway 154 in Buellton, California

Modified Date: 
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:13am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Soap opera actress arrested on suspicion of DUI after head-on crash, CHP says

Jensen Buchanan, who stars as Judge Elise Moxley in the CBS soap, was driving on the eastbound lanes of Highway 154 west of Live Oak at 6:19 a.m. when she allowed her black Mercedes S550 to drift across the double yellow line, according to Officer John Ortega of the California Highway Patrol in Buellton.

Her Mercedes glided directly into the path of a white Ford C-Max hybrid car that was westbound on the highway.

Soap star arrested on DUI charges after Wednesday crash

After Buchanan's release from the hospital, she was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail at Wednesday night. Her bail was set at $100,000.

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A longtime actress on several soap operas, Buchanan has given up that career and intends to become a drug and alcohol counselor, Gorin said. 

Man hit by allegedly drunk soap star on Hwy. 154 says his life is forever changed

His injuries were numerous and severe — shattered pelvis and femur, broken humerus and ulna, fractured ribs, injured spine, and internal bleeding from lacerations to his spleen, pancreas and liver, to list some.

A heart attack suffered moments after the crash has complicated his recovery.


People Involved: 
Jensen Buchanan
Bradley Asolas
Highway 154

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