Rousso's Bond Increased to $50,000

The 18-year-old accused of crashing her father's car into a family while intoxicated on Labor Day can no longer drive, has a curfew and cannot imbibe illegal substances as a result of a hearing on Tuesday.

The after , has had her bond increased to $50,000 and new conditions imposed, according to the .

Carly Rousso, shortly after police say she drove her father's Lexus coupe into Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, 5, her two brothers and her mother, appeared in front of a Lake County judge on Tuesday because the city of Highland Park requested her bond be increased, The Highland Park News reports.

Rousso's new bond conditions include a curfew from 9 p.m. till 7 a.m., no driving and no illegal substances according to Deputy Police Chief Dave Schwarz.

Police are currently investigating to see if Rousso .

"We are investigating the use of huffing agents or huffing materials with relation this accident," Deputy Chief of Support Services George Pfutzenreuter told Patch on Monday.

Rousso currently attends College of Lake County and is attending a treatment program in Lake Bluff four to five nights a week, according to Highland Park News.

The article adds that Rousso faces up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 if she is convicted of the Class A misdemeanor of driving under the influence of an intoxicating compound. However, the Lake County State's Attorney's office is still investigating and may elevate her charges to aggravated driving under the influence, which is a class two felony that can lead to a prison sentence of three to 14 years, or reckless homicide, a class three felony that can lead to probation or up to five years in prison.

Jaclyn's funeral service . Family and friends attended along with , and members of the police department.

During the bilingual service at Saint James Parish, Rev. Thomas Baldonieri called Jaclyn "a joyful child" who enjoyed dressing in pink, like a princess.

"Jaclyn was born and received into loving hands and hearts," Baldonieri said. "Even now, we see just how many people are touched by Jaclyn's life and tragic death, even those who never met her."

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forest barbieri September 13, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Chilawyer: Thank you, I will pass that on in the morning. Best
Chilawyer September 13, 2012 at 03:56 AM
I'm not a plaintiff's personal injury lawyer, but thanks for the compliment.
Chilawyer September 13, 2012 at 04:02 AM
That baby must have been ruined for life, because the JURY awarded the plaintiff $18 million. The parties' pretrial high-low agreement reduced the judgment to $12 million. The value of the 5 year old's life, as well as the injuries to the rest of the family (physical and emotional) will be decided not by Bob Baizer or even the judge but by a JURY of 12 American citizens. The punitive damages for Carly Rousso's wantonly reckless act of huffing while driving will dwarf the compensatory award. I guess you will say then that lawyers have destroyed driving while huffing and reckless driving in general.
Chilawyer September 13, 2012 at 04:04 AM
One other thing, BG, try to distinguish between a moronic McDonald's customer putting a styrofoam cup full of hot coffee between her thighs and an innocent family taking a holiday stroll on a public sidewalk.
Keeper September 13, 2012 at 07:42 AM
You created a username on patch to say that?


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