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Amy Locane's DUI sentence appealed by prosecutor

Amy Locane used to star on a TV show called "Melrose Place", but she's been in the news more lately for a deadly DUI accident. She had been sentenced, but the Somerset County Prosecutor has now appealed it, saying that the message it sent was bewildering.

The accident happened back in 2010. According to reports, her Blood Alcohol Concentration was not just over the 0.08 limit, but was at least three times that high. She was driving an SUV and she crashed into a man and his wife in their Mercury Milan. The man was driving and they were just turning to enter their own driveway when they were hit. The man was badly hurt and his wife was killed.

In addition to the high BAC, she was allegedly speeding, going through a 35-MPH zone at 53 MPH.

The woman's family wanted her to get 15 years behind bars. However, it was argued that the man had been turning too slowly, putting some of the blame on him. Locane got three years behind bars, and she only had to stay in jail for two and a half years. She then got out on parole.

The family said it was a travesty from the very beginning, and it now appears that the Somerset County Prosecutor agrees. In addition, the state Superior Court Appellate division in New Jersey said that a sufficient explanation had not been given for why she got off with far less than the maximum sentence. A hearing was requested to hear that explanation.

Have you been seriously hurt by a drunk driver, or has a loved one been killed? If so, you may be able to seek financial compensation.

Source: Uinterview, "Amy Locane-Bovenizer, Former ‘Melrose Place’ Star, Faces More Jail Time In DUI Case," Shantel Whitaker, accessed July 28, 2016

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