Police: New York Woman Gives A Tearful Apology Over DWI & Drugged Fatality That Cost The Life Of A Teenager
A New York woman pleads guilty to drinking and using narcotic medication before her SUV struck a teenager as he rode his bike.
L.I., New York – According to reports, Caroline Goss broke down in tears and gave a sob-filled apology for driving drunk and high on drugs when she killed a 15-year-old Hampton Bays boy with her SUV in a Riverhead courtroom Thursday. Newsday reports the woman’s sobbing also brought the victim’s grieving mother to tears.
At present, she is settling a civil lawsuit in the August 2009 crash that killed Joseph Marino. She was charged on account of vehicular manslaughter, DWI and endangering the welfare of a child. The court sentenced to her about three months in jail after she plead guilty to the charges.
However, Marino’s parents were outraged by the plea agreement and sued Goss. As compensation, she agreed to pay them $300 a month for 20 years.