The Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer is about to face a three-year jail sentence following her drunk driving car crash that claimed someone’s life.
Recent reports revealed that the actress was sentenced to three years of imprisonment after she was found guilty of vehicular manslaughter and three for assault by auto following her driving under the influence (DUI) car crash last June, 2010.
Locane-Bovenizer was previously charged with aggravated manslaughter and assault by auto charges during her trial that started in the first week of October, last year.
During the previous trials, Locane-Bovenizer admitted that she was drunk when she rear-ended a car which started to pursue her while blowing its horn. The actress claimed that she was forced to over-speed for about four miles until she ended up crashing into another vehicle that was then pulling into the driveway. As a result, the woman passenger of the car died from the crash while her husband was severely injured.
In addition, the apprehending police officers affirmed during the trial that Locane-Bovenizer was intoxicated when the accident occurred. In fact, even her blood test confirmed that her blood alcohol content level was three times higher than the legal limit during that time.
Locane-Bovenizer’s sentence will run simultaneously. Nevertheless, she will be eligible for parole after approximately 30 ½ months and the 81 days that she had already served in jail will be credited, according to reports.
On the other hand, Fred Seeman, who was severely injured from the crash, and his family were quite disappointed with the recent sentence that had been dropped from five or ten years to three years. Seeman claimed that it seems that Locane-Bovenizer used her daughter’s medical condition as an excuse for a lighter sentence, reports said.
It could be remembered that in a recent blog post, a Los Angeles auto accident lawyer explained that in such cases wherein the accused is being charged with grave offense, the most possible move of the defendant is to offer a plea bargain agreement so that a lighter conviction would be possible. Consequently, that could not be far possible with the actress’ case as well.