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'Big Brother 3' Star

Arrested

for Reckless Homicide

6/17/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned one of the stars from "Big Brother 3" has been arrested in Illinois for reckless homicide following an allegedly drunken car crash that left two people dead.

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Tonya Paoni -- who now goes by Tonya Casper -- is accused of causing a multi-vehicle car crash outside of Springfield last summer that resulted in the deaths of two people.

Authorities believe 43-year-old Tonya was driving under the influence when she rear ended an SUV on Interstate 72 -- killing one of the SUV passengers instantly ... and starting a violent chain of events that resulted in the death of a second man.

After a lengthy investigation, Tonya was arrested on May 27, 2010 and charged with aggravated DUI, reckless homicide, reckless driving and speeding.

She's still in custody at Sangamon County Jail, where she's being held on $1,000,000 bond.

Tonya is due back in court on July 19.

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get a life ho    

dam 8 years took its toll on this woman ! she looks like she aged 25 years in 8 .,.,just sayin

1504 days ago
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Deja    

Throw away the key, what trash!

1504 days ago
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Jason    

Oh my God! That is heavy duty! How does TMZ find this stuff? This chick is screwed.

1504 days ago
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Trish    

It always amazes me that the drunk drivers never seem to get a scratch on them.

1504 days ago
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Quinn    

dude, wtf. take a cab. horrible. fcuking horrible.

1504 days ago
6.

Name    

Hey Casper...too bad your name's not Lindsay Lohan

1504 days ago
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trey    

This is a sad story for the victims and the families, but on a seperate note about why this is even on TMZ? I mean "Big Brother 3 STAR"? Really TMZ, seriously? I have watched all seasons ( I know, thats sad too haha), but even I had to go back and look to see just who the hell this loser chick is. She was evicted 2nd in that season, i mean please. I doubt the other cast members from that season even remember wth she is lol.

1504 days ago
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shelley    

Life in prison and maybe she can work hard labor in some way for society. Absolutely no second chances on this one, hon.

1504 days ago
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Trish the Bitch    

I think anyone who MURDERS someone while drunk driving should get an automatic death penalty. Then most idiots out there would think twice about doing it and many more lives would be saved. My cousin was killed one week after getting his masters, and on the same week he was going to propose to his girlfriend. That person has not only taken away one life, they've destroyed his parents, his future fiance, and killed off his future generations. These people don't deserve to live. No mercy on this at all.

1504 days ago
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lul    

Those mammaries were marvelous!

1504 days ago
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andy    

Wow, . . . 8 years of steady drinking, and who knows what else, can really accelerate the aging process . . . She'll have plenty of time to sober up, . . . several years at least.

1504 days ago
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Eastender    

she killed 2 people LAST SUMMER and is just being arrested now!



WTF????

1504 days ago
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MS. J    

you F-ING MORONS.................... THE TOXOLOGY REPORT IS SO WRONG. SHE WAS NOT DRUNK. I TALKED TO HER TODAY. IDIOTS. TMZ CAN SUCK A D.

1504 days ago
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MS. J    

p.s. check ur facts.......................NO DRINKING INVOLVED. A KID JUMPED OUT OF A TRUCK AND GOT HIT...SHE DIDN'T HIT THEM.

1504 days ago
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vindog    

Let's see, in Florida the NFL player got thirty days for drunk driving resulting in a death, so she should get 60 days right.
Thats sound fair don't you think? 60 days for killing two people, geez whats wrong with that?
I'm just saying...

1504 days ago
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