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Defense team for Carly Rousso challenges Constitutionality of statute

The defense team for a 19-year-old who allegedly killed a little girl in a vehicular accident during which the defendant was allegedly driving under the influence of inhalants filed a motion on Wednesday, September 18 that challenges the Constitutionality of the state statute under which she was charged, saying it is “vague.”

Carly Rousso pleaded not guilty to the charges of aggravated driving under the influence and reckless homicide for allegedly causing a crash on Central Avenue in downtown Highland Park that killed five-year-old Highwood local Jaclyn Santos.

Rousso, who was allegedly huffing a chemical agent right before she drove her vehicle, was released from police custody after her family paid her $500,000 bail.

According to police reports, Jaclyn was walking with her mother and two siblings, when Rousso, who was allegedly high under the influence of a cleaning agent called difluoreothane, drove over the little girl as the victim’s family watched.

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