“Melrose Place” alum Amy Locane-Bovenizer (she played Sandy Louise Harling on season one of the series) has received a three year prison sentence today after being convicted of vehicular homicide for a car crash in 2010 that ended in a fatality. In June of 2010, Locane-Bovenizer was driving when her vehicle struck the vehicle of Fred and Helene Seeman as they were returning home and pulling into their driveway in Montgomery, N.J. When paramedics and police arrived, Mrs. Seeman was pronounced dead on the scene and her husband was found to be seriously injured.
Officers who questioned Locane-Bovenizer noted that there was the scent of alcohol on her breath and arrested her shortly after. When her blood alcohol level was tested, it was found to be at nearly three times the legal limit when she struck the Seeman’s vehicle.
Locane-Bovenizer, who is 41, was acquired of aggravated manslaughter but faced a sentence that could leave her in prison for up to 10 years. However, her sentence was reduced to by seven years to try to diminish any hardship that the separation may place on Locane-Bovenizer’s children. Victim and husband of the deceased, Fred Seeman, shouted “What a travesty,” at the judge when the sentence was delivered in court.