Illinois judge upholds DUI conviction of Highland Park woman in 5-year-old's car crash death

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WAUKEGAN, Illinois — 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 News-Sun reports ( ) 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.

Information from: The News Sun,

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