Ex-'Melrose Place' actress guilty in fatal crash

Associated Press

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in New Jersey have convicted a former "Melrose Place" actress of vehicular homicide.

The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/QnNGH3 ) reports the panel on Tuesday also acquitted Amy Locane-Bovenizer of a more serious charge, aggravated manslaughter, in the 2010 accident that killed a 60-year-old woman.

Somerset County prosecutors said Locane-Bovenizer's blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred on a dark two-lane road in Montgomery Township.

The defense conceded she was driving under the influence. But her lawyer claimed a woman was chasing her after an earlier accident, forcing her to speed.

The actress appeared in 13 episodes of TV's "Melrose Place" and in movies including "Cry-Baby," ''School Ties" and "Secretary."

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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