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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