L.I. Woman Sobs in Apology Over DWI/Drugged Fatality
Caroline Goss broke down in tears in a Riverhead courtroom Thursday
The Suffolk Times
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.
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.
Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get our apps here and sign up for email newsletters here. Get breaking news delivered right to your phone -- just text NYBREAKING to 639710. For more info, text HELP. To end, text STOP. Message and data rates may apply.
Copyright Associated Press / NBC New York