Rousso curfew lifted for travel
Updated: December 17, 2012 8:06AM
A judge has temporarily lifted the 24-hour curfew for the Highland Park woman charged with reckless homicide and aggravated DUI for allegedly running over a 5-year-old girl on Labor Day.
Carly Rousso, 18, was placed on a 24-hour curfew after 10 percent of her $500,000 bond was posted.
Her attorney Doug Zeit brought a bond modification to court Dec. 6. He was able to obtain permission from Judge George Bridges for Rousso to travel to Arizona with her parents from Dec. 18 to 24 to spend time with her grandmother, according to court documents.
Rousso’s bond was modified Nov. 20 to allow her to work or interview at volunteer programs and attend therapy and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, according to a report from pretrial bond services. She was placed under a 24-hour curfew, is not allowed to have drugs or alcohol, is subject to random testing and is not allowed to operate or drive a motor vehicle since she was placed on bond supervision Sept. 11, the bond report said.
“The defendant has been compliant with all of the above conditions of her bond,” the report said.
Rousso has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges. Officials said she was driving under the influence of huffing agent difluoroethane when she ran over Jaclyn Santos, 5. The Highland Park girl did not survive the accident. Her mother Modesta Santos Sacramento was injured in that accident, police said.
Jaclyn’s family is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 in a civil lawsuit pending against Rousso.
Rousso is due back in court Jan. 16 for a pretrial hearing.