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Ruckelshaus followed the former actress for about four miles, with both going about the speed limit of 35 mph for most of the way until a car in front of them moved out of the way and Locane-Bovenizer accelerated to more than 50 mph, according to evidence presented at the trial.

“The defense is trying to shift the blame onto everybody else,” Assistant Prosecutor Matthew Murphy said during closing arguments. “But who was the hazard on the roadway? Was it Maureen Ruckelshaus? No. Was it Fred Seeman? No. It was the intoxicated driver. She was the hazard.”