Nov. 28, 2012 at 8:33 AM ET
Sadly, this is not a fictional TV drama for Amy Locane-Bovenizer. It's her life. The former "Melrose Place" star was found guilty on Tuesday of vehicular homicide and assault by auto resulting from a fatal June 2010 DUI crash in Montgomery Township, NJ.
Per New Jersey's Star Ledger, the 40-year-old Locane was acquitted of the more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter when her 2007 Chevy Tahoe struck a 2010 Mercury Milan as it was turning into a driveway. The collision killed a 60-year-old female passenger, Helene Seeman, and seriously injured her husband, Fred Seeman.
Court papers later showed that the actress admitted to police that she had drank several glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel. Not only that: Before she hit the Seemans, she had already rear-ended a car a few miles from the accident site and sped off before the other driver could call the cops.
Immediately following her conviction, a judge revoked Locane-Bovenizer's bail and remanded her into custody to await sentencing scheduled for March 1.
"This was a case that needed to go to a jury, and certainly we'll respect their decision," Somset County prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano told the paper.
The mother of two now faces anywhere from five to 10 years in prison for the vehicular homicide charge and is required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence without parole. She also faces three to five years on the assault by auto count.
A request for comment was not immediately responded to by Locane-Bovenizer's attorney.
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