Westchester Woman Accused of DWI Killing of College Lacrosse Player Pleads Not Guilty

What to Know

  • The 21-year-old lacrosse player was hit on his way back to the college Sunday
  • The woman who hit him had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, police say
  • Manhattanville College President Michael Geisler called the victim an inspiration to his team and said he epitomized the scholar-athlete

A Westchester woman accused of fatally striking a college student while driving drunk has pleaded not guilty.

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. says 25-year-old Emma Fox of Rye was arraigned Monday on vehicular manslaughter and other indictment charges.

The 21-year-old Manhattanville College lacrosse player, Robbie Schartner, was killed last October as he walked back to campus from a night out in White Plains.

The defendant told police that she took her eyes off the road to check her GPS.

According to the Journal News, defense lawyer Stephen Lewis says Fox has to live with the fact that there's nothing anyone can do to "bring that young man back."

Schartner was a graduate of Brookfield High School in Connecticut.

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