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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CJ September 12, 2012 at 01:35 AM
this woman should be behind bars for murder, i hope the community fights this family's money and connections. JUSTICE FOR JACLYN!
paul September 12, 2012 at 03:51 AM
This case should be taken away from the Highland Park Police because I don't think they can be objective with it. Politics are already getting in the way and the police there are to weak to see it or they are part of it.
Chilawyer September 12, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Your criticisms of HPPD are unwarranted and unfair, but no matter. The Department's investigation work is pretty much done; the toxicology report from the State will determine whether the State's Attorney (not HPPD) brings additional charges.
Chilawyer September 12, 2012 at 04:32 AM
The community does not need to "fight" Rousso family's money. Just hope that they have millions. Jaclyn's family is now represented by Highland Park plaintiff's lawyer Bob Baizer. Mr. Baizer is a former Lake County Assistant State's Attorney. He also holds the record for the largest plaintiff's personal injury jury verdict in Lake County, well over $10 million. Mr. Baizer will easily convince a jury that the parents' entrustment of the Lexus to Carly was negligent, and then the Roussos can kiss their assets, including their $1.5 Million house, goodbye. (Note: I have no professional connection with Mr. Baizer, other than having been his opponent in past litigation, and have not communicated with him about this case.)
Keeper September 12, 2012 at 05:38 AM
It's clear you don't understand the process of criminal law based on your comment Paul. Sounds like aside from delaying the release of the driver's name they actually performed a pretty good investigation for prosecution from what is being revealed.
RRR September 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM
ChiLawyer, as she is 18, are the parents legally responsible? She is of majority age, may have taken car without expressed permission - may just have access to it cause she lives there, so how would that work?
Chilawyer September 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM
For negligent entrustment, it doesn't matter whether they are her parents of she is over 18. Your question suggests she had "implied" permission. If the parents left keys around with a practice of letting Carly drive the car, that's entrustment. There doesn't have to be a verbal interaction each time she drives the car.
RRR September 12, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Good to know, I have a soon to be driver, I'm learning so much from this horrible tragedy. Thanks for the information.
forest barbieri September 12, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Chilawyer: So my 11 year old daughter asked me a pretty good question this morning. She asked if the car was owned by Carly and since she is 18, would her parents still have any legal responsibility? I answered that I do not think so, perhaps you can clarify.
Chilawyer September 12, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Forest, your daughter asked a good hypothetical question, and I see a LSAT in her future. I think you are probably right. If the car were not titled to either parent (news reports say the Lexus was titled to her father) then they could not be deemed to have entrusted the car to her. However, if they bought the car for her, however titled, and paid for its maintenance and upkeep (including keeping it in their garage), and paid for insurance on the vehicle, then a good plaintiff's lawyer might be able to make a case that (1) titling the car in the teenager's name was a sham and/or (2) the parents retained sufficient control over the vehicle, however titled, to put them in the position of having entrusted the car as "enablers."
Gigi September 12, 2012 at 03:51 PM
That being said, in the general sense,at what point are parents no longer legally responsible for their children's actions. Where is the line in "helping out" your child drawn, by buying them a car or paying some of the insurance and upkeep?
Gigi September 12, 2012 at 03:53 PM
There are parents out there who are helping their 40 year old children.....does that make them legally responsible of something happens. Seems to me when you are 18, you are an adult and should be responsible for your own choices...good or bad, no matter how much your parents "help" you. Although if the car was in her parents name I guess that would change things.
Jeff Wheeler September 12, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Standards: Don't use your parents car. Buy your own car. Buy your own insurance. You can then be proud that you earned enough to buy your own car and can afford it. Regardless of the price. My first car when I received my drivers license in 1996 was my own 1985 used Honda Accord. I did not need to drive my Dad's BMW or Mom's Lexus.
Jeff Wheeler September 12, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Gigi -- This does not matter. If you loan your car to a friend who you know is a drug abuser, and she causes an accident in your car with your insurance (insurance is tied to the vehicle in Illinois), you are in fact "enabling" your friend. What would be even worse is if you loaned your car knowing she was currently under the influence of something. What Chilawyer is trying to say is that is what may have happened in the Rousso's case. Now this might change if the facts or circumstances change. It would all depend on the degree of certainty they might have had about her drug use, how long ago it was? Did she complete rehab days before or weeks before the accident? etc...
Meshephelous September 12, 2012 at 04:32 PM
No bankruptcy exemption for the house, Chilawyer?
Gigi September 12, 2012 at 04:36 PM
I see. That does make sense. I am just trying to understand this whole thing a little better. Thank you for all of the information.
RRR September 12, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Thanks TJ Wheeler, but I'm the parent!!! I agree, I had my own beater when I was 16, and loved every inch of it. Fond memories as you have with yours and the independence knowing its really all yours.
Jeff Wheeler September 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM
And also to add to this, it applies to civil liabilities/damages only. I am not sure if there is anything criminal about this. If you walk out of a bar where a bartender knew you were getting drunk, but did not know you were planning to drive, and the patron kills someone in result of his/her drunk driving. One would argue the bar establishment could be sued if they knew the patron was planning on getting in the car and driving and they failed to do anything about it and the bartender knew the person was drunk. However, some mitigating factors would include (1) did they know the person was driving away, (2) did they warn the person about the drinking, (3) did the offer to call a cab or provide a safe ride home, (4) other circumstances that might reduce or eliminate the bar. On the flip side, if the bar knew the patron drank every night, did nothing to stop him, drove away every night, keep giving him more alcohol knowing they would drive away, etc.... they would be contributing to the negligence of the driver.
Benny G. September 12, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Chilawyer, spoken like a true ambulance chaser.
Benny G. September 12, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Yea Bob Baizer killed Highland Park Hospital for a botched baby delivery. Lawyers have destroyed health care and the medical profession in general. Tort reform should be an endless mission. This of course is all my opinion. What's the cost of a 5 year olds life? I guess that will be up to Bob Baizer...
Benny G. September 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Also, the insurance travels with the car not the driver. If you borrow a friends car and do a rear end, the insurance company of the car owner is on the hook. No good deed ever goes unpunished.
RRR September 12, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Flagged, TROLL
RRR September 12, 2012 at 07:14 PM
ignore this person, he's a troll trying to get everyone arguing
Jeff Wheeler September 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM
@Standards ... sorry, I quickly skimmed. Have him (or her) buy his own car, take care of it, check the oil, change the tires, etc. As a parent we can teach our children to be responsible adults (or soon to be adults). I still continue to learn from my parents. I do not think many people will argue it is our responsibility to teach our kids beyond what they might learn in school. If you give him or her a car, or let them borrow yours, just know there is a heightened amount of responsibility and trust associated with that.
Rata Negra September 13, 2012 at 02:09 AM
All I know the Highland Park police is a joke this is to much for then to handle this girl she is a criminal I just learn she was adopted from somewhere down in Peru. So anyways she is going to walk free and i am 100% positive and why BECAUSE THE MONKEY DANCE WITH MONEY---EL MONO CUANDO LE ENSENAN DINERO BAILA---We need to stand up and march in Waukegan like old days and do a strong march...
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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