Former Melrose Place star Amy Locane is facing up to 15 years behind bars after she was convicted of vehicular homicide on Tuesday (27Nov12).

The actress allegedly struck another vehicle as it turned into a driveway in Montgomery, New Jersey in June, 2010, critically injuring the driver, Fred Seeman, and killing his wife, Helen, who was in the passenger's seat.

Locane was arrested after cops detected alcohol on her breath and she was later charged was aggravated manslaughter and assault by automobile.

She pleaded not guilty to both counts last year (11), but on Tuesday she was convicted on charges of the latter and vehicular homicide.

The 40 year old also faces penalties on nine more motor vehicle offences, including driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident, reports local publication The Star-Ledger.