L.I. Woman Sobs in Apology Over DWI/Drugged Fatality

Caroline Goss broke down in tears in a Riverhead courtroom Thursday

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    The Suffolk Times
    Caroline Goss

    A New York woman has given a sob-filled apology for driving drunk and high on drugs when she killed a 15-year-old Hampton Bays boy.

    Caroline Goss broke down in tears in a Riverhead courtroom Thursday. She is settling a civil lawsuit in the August 2009 crash that killed Joseph Marino.
    Newsday reports the woman's sobbing also brought the victim's grieving mother to tears.
    Goss admitted she had been drinking and using narcotic medication before her SUV struck the teenager as he rode his bike.
    She served about three months in jail after pleading guilty to vehicular manslaughter, DWI and endangering the welfare of a child.
    Marino's parents were outraged by the plea agreement and sued Goss. She agreed to pay them $300 a month for 20 years.

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