Carly Rousso's Curfew Lifted for December Travel

The 18-year-old Highland Park woman who has pleaded not guilty to the car crash that killed a 5-year-old girl will be able to travel to Arizona later this month to spend time with her grandmother.

A judge temporarily lifted the 24-hour curfew for Carly Rousso from Dec. 18 to 24 so she can travel to Arizona to spend time with her grandmother, the Highland Park News reports.

Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento: The Story So Far

Rousso is the 18-year-old Highland Park resident who crashed her car into a family on Labor Day,killing 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento, according to Highland Park Police. She pleaded not guilty  to charges of reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence in October.

Toxicology reports indicate that the compound Difluoroethane was detected in Rousso's blood, according to a grand jury indictment. The compound was found in a commercial cleaning product uncovered in Rousso's car, according to Ken LaRue, the Lake County State's Attorney's Traffic Division chief.

Rousso was placed on the 24-hour curfew after her family posted 10 percent of her $500,000 bond, according to Highland Park News.

This isn't the first time Rousso's bond has been adjusted. The Highland Park News reports it was modified on Nov. 20 to allow her to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and work as a volunteer.

If convicted on all charges, Rousso could go to prison for a maximum of 26 years, the Tribune reports. Her trial date has been set for Feb. 1.

The Santos family has also filed a civil suit against Rousso to seek damages.

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haka January 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM
As a matter of fact, I was personally in a rehab type center with her in northern utah for 5 months. i knew she had problems, we all did but she didnt have one ounce of hate in her. I cant fathom being. in her position right now. We all make mistakes its just how u get through them. the strength is in the struggle carly, i hope the best for you
Social Justice February 16, 2013 at 03:10 AM
I see her trial date was set for Feb 1. Did this happen?
V April 10, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Court date was moved to April 19th... coming up soon.
richard fitswell April 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM
slam the door
Stopkillinginnocents May 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I feel like she does not deserve to be free she needs to pay for her actions. Simple as that people so stop justifying her by saying she's adopted you don't see everyone that is adopted killing innocent 5 year olds. Highland park by far the worst town to live in


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