Amy Locane Charged With DUI and Vehicular Homicide (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

amy locane charged with vehicular homicide

Former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and DUI following a car crash at 9:05 p.m. on Sunday night that caused a death in Montgomery, N.J.  Locane told authorities that she drank several glasses of wine prior to getting behind the wheel.  Blood alcohol testing was done at Princeton hospital.

According to court documents, the 38-year-old actress was driving a Chevy Tahoe that struck the passenger side of a Mercury Milan that was turning into a driveway.  Helene Seeman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Fred Seeman was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where he is listed in critical condition.

Locane was arraigned Monday at the Somerset County Courthouse where bail was set at $50,000.  Besides the second-degree vehicular homicide and DUI, she was also charged with third-degree assault by auto for rear-ending a different car shortly before the fatal crash.  Several witnesses saw Locane swerving and knocking down mailboxes prior to the crash on Cherry Hill Road.

If convicted, Locane could get up to 10 years in prison.

The actress is the mother of two daughters, Paige 3, and Avery, 1, and is married to Mark Bovenizer, owner and operator of Community Liquors in Princeton.  He teaches wine seminars at Harvard Business School, Princeton University, and is a wine educator at the Carlow Cookery in Doylestown, PA.

The actress just wrapped a starring role in "Missed Connections" at Hopewell Off-Broadway Theater earlier Sunday.  Her film roles include "Secretary", "School Ties", "Blue Sky", "Carried Away", and "Cry Baby".  Her last film project "Throttle" was released in 2005.

More photos and the seduction scene from "Carried Away" below:

Photos:  PicApp; WENN