Judge Upholds DUI Conviction in Huffing Trial

By Associated Press
|  Thursday, Jul 10, 2014  |  Updated 12:22 PM CDT
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Lawyer: Accused Teen Huffer Suffering From PTSD

Carly Rousso (Inset: Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento)

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Surveillance Video Shown in Fatal 'Huffing' Crash Trial

Carly Rousso admits she repeatedly drove over a family of four several times, killing a little girl. But she's not pleading guilty to aggravated DUI charges. Regina Waldroup reports.

Lawyer: Accused Teen Huffer Suffering From PTSD

A judge admonishes a defense lawyer in the case of Carly Rousso, an 18-year-old Highland Park woman accused of huffing a cleaning product and causing a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl. Rousso was not in court because her lawyer says she's been admitted to a treatment facility.
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A judge has upheld the conviction of a woman accused of aggravated DUI in the car crash death of a girl in suburban Chicago.

 
The Lake County judge denied a motion Thursday challenging the state law used to convict Carly Rousso in May for the 2012 death of the 5-year-old girl.
 
The 19-year-old is accused of inhaling computer dust cleaner before driving onto a sidewalk and killing Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento in Highland Park. Rousso's lawyer says the state law used in the conviction is unconstitutionally vague and doesn't name the dust cleaner.
 
Rousso previously pleaded guilty to reckless homicide.
 
A status hearing for sentencing is scheduled for July 14. Rousso faces up to 14 years in prison.

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