Amy Locane, an actress known for having appeared on Melrose Place and in movies, including the 1992 Brendan Fraser-Matt Damon prep school drama School Ties, was once again sentenced to prison Friday for causing a fatal crash.
Locane had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 percent on June 27, 2010, when she ran into a car carrying Fred and Helene Seeman in New Jersey. Helene Seeman, who was 60 at the time, died as a result of her injuries, and her husband was badly injured.
Locane was convicted by a jury in 2012, and she was later sentenced to three years in prison on charges of vehicular homicide and assault by auto. Although she spent two-and-a-half years in prison for the crime, an appeals court found her sentence too light in 2016 and again in 2017, resulting in Friday’s hearing in a Somerville, N.J., courtroom.
“There is not a day that has gone by that I have not thought of the pain that my actions caused the Seeman family and, of course, Helene Seeman,” Locane, who was released from prison in 2015, told the new judge in the case. “I have worked very hard to correct that behavior and not be that person who did that on that day.”
After the hearing, Locane’s attorney, James Wronko, estimated that his client will spend 20 additional months in prison if her appeal of the ruling fails, according to the Associated Press.
Locane’s acting credits date back to 1984, when she appeared in NBC’s short-lived teen comedy Spencer, which starred Chad Lowe. Four years later, she acted alongside Johnny Depp in the cult classic Cry-Baby. Locane worked on Fraser’s Airheads in 1994 and on Jared Leto’s Prefontaine in 1997, five years before winning the role of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s sister in the dark critical darling Secretary.
She had largely stopped acting by 2005 and was living in New Jersey with a husband and two daughters.
In a 2017 interview with NJ.com, Locane said she had regularly attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings since leaving prison. The former actress also revealed that Mark Bovenizer, her husband since 2008, had divorced her. At the time, she had visitation rights with the two daughters they shared.
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