Crash Happened Hours After His Wife Was Sentenced To Prison

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The husband of the former “Melrose Place” actress convicted of vehicular manslaughter got into a crash of his own, according to authorities in New Jersey.

Mark Bovenizer, 41, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, failure to report an accident and failure to maintain lane after driving across a lawn and hitting a mailbox, Hopewell Township police announced.

The incident happened just hours after Amy Locane-Bovenizer was sentenced for vehicular manslaughter last month.

According to police, Bovenizer crashed near his parent’s home in Hopewell Township.

He and his lawyer have so far refused to comment, according to reports.

Locane-Bovenizer was sentenced to three years in prison for a 2010 drunk driving crash in Montgomery Township that left 60-year-old Helene Seeman dead.

She had faced up to 10 years in prison after a jury convicted her in November of vehicular homicide.

The judge lowered the maximum sentence due to the hardship on Locane-Bovenizer’s children, one of whom has a medical and mental disability.

Prosecutors have appealed the sentence, arguing that the sentence is too lenient.

Locane-Bovenizer’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when the crash occurred as the victim’s husband turned into their driveway.

Locane-Bovenizer appeared in 13 episodes of the 1990s evening drama “Melrose Place,” and movies including “Cry-Baby” and “School Ties.”

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