SOMERVILLE, N.J. – That actress I did not remember who starred in films I did not watch and a show I hated back in the ’90s has been indicted in the fatal car crash she caused in New Jersey earlier this year. 38-year-old Amy Locane-Bovenizer, who starred in the show MELROSE PLACE, was indicted on manslaughter and assault-by-automobile charges yesterday by a Somerset County grand jury. “Alcohol intoxication, excessive speed and reckless driving were the proximate cause of the death of Helene Seeman and injuries sustained by Fred Seeman,” Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano said in a statement issued yesterday. Police say that Locane was driving her 2007 Chevy Tahoe drunk back in July while being followed by a driver she had rear-ended. Seven miles from the original hit-and-run and several flattened mailboxes later, her drunken antics ended when she broadsided the passenger side of a car driven by Fred Seeman. Taking the brunt of the impact was 60-year-old Helene Seeman who would be pronounced dead at the scene while Fred was transported to the hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.
Responding officers found Locane at the scene stinking of alcohol and suffering from a scratch on her foot. While in custody she admitted to having several glasses of wine prior to killing Helene. Locane is probably wishing this had happened in LA where she would serve no time and a parade would be thrown in her honor. She has been freed on $50,00 bail and I am real curious if she will have to serve any of the 35 years in prison she could get if any of us were convicted of this crime.Tags: Crime, DUI, New Jersey, Vehicular Manslaughter