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'Big Brother 3' Star


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.

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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people who drink and drive should get a max penalty it is not fair to the victim who had been seriously hurt or dead beacause of this irresponsible person to suffer and their fam suffer and the person resonsible get away with what they did..they need to be held accountable and pay for what they did that way they will think twice before drinking and driving..

1492 days ago

ted 409     

wouldnt you look like twenty miles of bad road if you knew you were facing years in prison possibly the loss of your career
id just guess shes facing at least 15 years

1476 days ago


Ok, you're right crack cocaine is not alcohol. The guy wouldn't have stepped out of his vehicle if she didn't hit them first... Wish they would drug test her now so they could see she hasn't changed one bit. Been like this her whole life...

151 days ago
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