Melrose Place Actress Amy Bovenizer Guilty Of DUI Manslaughter

Melrose Place Actress Amy Bovenizer Guilty Of DUI Manslaughter

amy bovenizerFormer Melrose Place Actress Amy Bovenizer was found guilty of DUI manslaughter on November 28, 2012. Bovenizer was involved in a DUI crash in June of 2010 that resulted in the death of one of the passengers in the car she hit. Police found Bovenizer sitting upright in a ditch nearby the scene of the accident, seemingly unaware of the severity of the accident. During the trial, officer William Wilkes told the court that the actress was giggling and appeared happy before asking him why they were making such a big deal. Wilkes told Bovenizer that “The reason I’m making such a big deal is because you were just in a severe two-car collision“.

Police tested Bovenizer’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level and found it to be 3 times the legal limit of .08%. According to the police report, Bovenizer also admitted to drinking 3 glasses of wine and a beer at a party before the crash occurred. Fred and Helene Seeman were in the vehicle that Bovenizer hit going 20 mph over the speed limit, resulting in the death of Helene Seeman. An emotional Fred Seeman told jurors that it felt like a bomb went off when their car was hit by the actress and that he could hear his wife making gurgling noises as she fought for her life. Amy Bovenizer was acquitted of a more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter but could face 5 to 10 years in prison for vehicular homicide. Bovenizer could also face an additional 5 to 10 years in prison since she was also convicted of assault by auto. After Bovenizer was found guilty, her bail was revoked and she is now in jail awaiting her sentencing.

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