The veteran soap opera actress was arrested Wednesday after she had a head-on collision with another driver in Buellton, the San Barbara County Fire Department said.
Buelton, California. A veteran soap opera actress who recently returned to acting in “The Young and the Restless,” was arrested Wednesday for driving under the influence after she collided head-on with another vehicle in Buellton, authorities said.
Jensen Buchanan, who plays Elise Judge Moxley on the CBS series, was driving in the eastbound lanes of Highway 154 west of live oak at 6:19 a.m. when she allowed her black Mercedes S550 to drift, losing control of the vehicle and crossing through the double yellow line. according to Officer Juan Ortega of the California Highway Patrol in Buellton.
His Mercedes slid directly into the front of the path of a white Ford C-Max vehicle, a hybrid vehicle that was heading west on the freeway at the moment.
The crash has sent both the 53-year-old actress and the Ford driver, identified as Bradley Asolas, to an area hospital.
She suffered minor injuries. Bradley Asolas, 56, of Camarillo, was treated for serious injuries, according to the CHP.
Buchanan, who lives in Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The actress has appeared in daytime soap operas for most of her acting career. She starred in “Another World,” “As the World Turns,” “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live” performance that earned her two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She has just returned to acting after taking a long break.
“Sometimes you need to take a break to rekindle the enthusiasm and passion again, and I really appreciate how much fun it is, and how challenging this job can be,” Buchanan told CBS reporters.