Update: Bond raised in Highland Park crash case

According to the Chicago Tribune, a Lake County judge has significantly raised Carly Rousso’s bond and placed significant restrictions on her, including a curfew:

A Highland Park teenager was taken into custody this morning after a judge set bail at $50,000 in connection for a Labor Day crash that claimed the life of a 5-year-old girl in the north suburb.

Bond was set by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Joseph R. Waldeck after an attorney representing the city asked for the bond related to a misdemeanor DUI citation issued to the driver, Carly Rousso, 18.

Conditions include a 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. curfew and that she not operate a vehicle or consumer alcohol or other “intoxicating compounds.”
“You understand they are taking you into custody now?” the judge asked Rousso.
“Yes, sir,” Rousso answered.
Her attorney, Doug Zeit, said Rousso takes part in an outpatient drug treatment program five days per week and is attending night classes at the College of Lake County. Her curfew allows her to attend the classes, the judge said.
“She is to be driven by a parent to and from school,” the judge said.

The article also states that the victim’s mother and two brothers had all been released from the hospital last week.

Still no word on (a likely) upgrade to felony charges.

Read the whole story here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-highland-park-teen-taken-into-custody-in-labor-day-crash-20120911,0,2397004.story

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