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June 28th, 2010
05:07 PM ET

Melrose Place actress accused of vehicular homicide

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An original cast member from television’s “Melrose Place” was formally charged in New Jersey Monday with vehicular homicide.

Amy Locane-Bovenizer, 38, was accused of driving under the influence when she allegedly crashed into another car, killing a passenger, the Montgomery Township Police Department said.

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According to the authorities, Locane-Bovenizer, of Hopewell, New Jersey, was driving a 2007 Chevy Tahoe Sunday night when she struck a 2010 Mercury Milan driven by Fred Seeman.

Helene Seeman, the passenger in the Milan, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Mr. Seeman was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.

In a statement, Somerset County Acting Prosecutor A. Peter DeMarco, Jr., said “responding officers detected the odor of alcohol on defendant Locane-Bouvenizer’s breath and observed other signs of impairment.”

In addition to vehicular homicide, Locane-Bovenizer was charged with assault by auto. She faces 5 to10 years in prison if convicted, authorities said.

Locane-Bovenizer played Sandy Louise Harling on “Melrose Place.” She has appeared in several films, including “Airheads,” “Cry-Baby,” and “School Ties,” according to the Internet Movie Database.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Dan

    celebrities always get soecial treatment in the courts, just like O,J Simpson,Robert Blake an the list goes on an on,society has to stop treating them like their above the law.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  2. Scott

    Yeah but she's white and hot and lives in Hollywood. Sooooooooooooooo....she'll shed a few tears in court, blame it on an addiction, get a slap on the wrist and 10 yrs probation.

    June 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  3. Jmannasse

    She should get the maximum punishment. She took an innocent life. It's a shame a mother of two young children acting so recklessly

    June 28, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  4. Robert Stroney

    I would say this should be a wake up call for people like "Lindsey Lohan".

    June 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm |