Cops Suspect Osment Was Drunk When He Crashed
LATEST: Los Angeles police suspect HALEY JOEL OSMENT was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his car in the early hours of yesterday morning (20JUL06). The 18-year-old suffered a broken rib, fractured right shoulder blade, cuts and abrasions when he crashed his 1995 Saturn station wagon into a pillar and flipped it at 2.10am (PST) in the community of La Canada-Flintridge. THE SIXTH SENSE star was not charged by police, but LA County Sheriff's sergeant MARK SLATER admits "we suspect alcohol played a role in the accident". Osment - who was driving alone - could not be breathalysed at the scene, but a blood sample was taken after he was admitted to Huntingdon Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. Slater tells the New York Daily News, "The results will not be ready for another three weeks. There is going to be a full investigation."