Osment charged with drunken driving
The Sixth Sense Star faces up to six months in jail if convicted on the charges that arose after the Los Angeles car crash.Updated: Aug 18, 2006 13:07 IST
Prosecutors on Thursday charged Oscar-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment, who famously saw dead people in 1999 hit movie
The Sixth Sense
, with drunken driving and marijuana possession.
Osment, 18, faces up to six months in jail if convicted on the charges that arose after a car crash in suburban Los Angeles on July 20.
The actor suffered a broken rib and shoulder injury and was briefly hospitalised.
Prosecutors charged Osment with misdemeanor possession of marijuana while driving and with having a blood alcohol level higher than 0.08 per cent, including a special allegation of having a level higher than 0.15 per cent, said Deputy District Attorney Ed Green.
A spokeswoman for the actor was not immediately available.
Osment is set to be arraigned on September 19.
The actor shot to fame with his role as a young boy who could see dead people haunting the real world in Sixth Sense, which raked in $673 million at global box offices.
The role earned Osment an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor and made him a star. But since then, few of his movies have scored well with critics or at box offices.
First Published: Aug 18, 2006 13:07 IST