Judge ups bond for driver in Highland Park fatal
Carly Rousso, 18, has been cited for allegedly driving into a family on a Highland Park sidewalk Monday, injuring three people and killing a 5-year-old girl. | Lake County Sheriff's Dept.
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Updated: November 11, 2012 1:56AM
A Lake County judge increased bond and imposed new bond conditions Tuesday on the Highland Park woman cited for DUI in connection with the Labor Day crash that took the life of a 5-year-old.
Carly Rousso, 18, appeared before Associate Judge Joseph Waldeck because the city of Highland Park asked for a bond increase to $50,000 and modified bond conditions.
She was taken into custody by Lake County sheriff’s deputies following the bond hearing in Waukegan. She was released from custody about three hours later after posting $5,000, according to Lake County Jail records.
Highland Park prosecuting attorney Lawrence LaLuzerne asked that Rousso get a curfew of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.; remain at her residence unless she is in treatment or in class; not to operate any motor vehicles while her case is pending; and not use drugs, alcohol or any illegal substances.
Rousso had previously been released from custody on a $3,000 personal recognizance bond, according to court records.
Defense attorney Douglas Zeit did not object to the conditions.
He also said Rousso is a student at College of Lake County and that she is attending a treatment program in Lake Bluff four to five nights a week.
Waldeck agreed to the bond increase.
“She is to be driven by a parent to and from school,” Waldeck said.
The judge also said that he will require Rousso to submit to random drug and alcohol testing, that she is to pay for the testing and that her parents must be present during the testing.
Rousso’s parents stood by her side in front of the judge for the duration of Tuesday’s hearing. They did not comment after court.
Rousso faces up to one year in jail and a fine up to $2,500 if she is convicted of the Class A misdemeanor of driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound, LaLuzerne said.
She is accused of driving onto the sidewalk on Labor Day in the 700 block of Central Avenue, striking 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento of Highland Park, her mother and her two brothers. The younger brothers were treated and released the day of the accident.
Highland Park Deputy Police Chief David Schwarz had said the accident remains under investigation and that felony charges of aggravated DUI and reckless homicide may be filed against Rousso.
“There is evidence that may indicate the use of an aerosol inhalant by the driver,” Schwarz said. “That is part of the investigation that is being considered. But again, we are waiting on toxicology results.
“An analysis of all of the evidence in this case will dictate exactly what charges will be filed,” Schwarz said in an email inquiry if Rousso may have used inhalants or intoxicating compounds prior to the fatal crash.
Rousso is due for arraignment Oct. 5.
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