Actress Amy Locane, best known for her role on Melrose Place, is facing charges of DWI, vehicular homicide and assault by auto in Somerset County, New Jersey. This follows her arrest last week after allegedly colliding with another vehicle carrying a husband and wife while drunk driving. The driver of the vehicle was critically injured and the passenger was killed.
Police say that Locane was driving while intoxicated on July 4th when she drover her SUV into the passenger side of a sedan. The accident occurred in Montgomery Township.
Officers who arrived and noticed that Locane’s breath smelled like alcohol and her eyes were red and watery. Her speech was apparently slurred. Police then arrested Locane and transported her to a nearby hospital for a blood test. Police say she later admitted to drinking wine before driving. She faces up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison if convicted of all the charges she faces.