Constitutionality of Highland Park DUI conviction to be decided on July 10

Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 4:35 pm    

Lake County, Illinois Court Judge James Booras will make a decision on July 10 regarding whether or not Highland Park teenager Carly Rousso was convicted unconstitutionally on four counts of aggravated DUI, the Daily Herald reported on July 3.

According to police authorities, Rousso was driving under the influence after huffing computer dust cleaner when the Lexus she drove hit five-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, her mother, and her two brothers along the 700 block of Central Avenue in Highland Park. Jaclyn was killed in the incident.

Rousso’s defense attorney Douglas Zeit argued that Rousso was not eligible for the aggravated DUI because the dust cleaner’s compounds are not listed under the state’s list of intoxicants. If the conviction stands, Rousso faces three to 14 years in prison.

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