Lindenhurst parents helped cover up t...

Lindenhurst parents helped cover up teen's hit-and-run

There are 290 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 16, 2007, titled Lindenhurst parents helped cover up teen's hit-and-run. In it, Newsday reports that:

Three days after Anthony and Donna Alvino of Lindenhurst learned their son was the driver in a fatal Connecticut hit-and-run, the couple counseled their son and two friends that it was a "life lesson that they ...

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Long_Islander_No _More

Shanghai, China

#1 Feb 16, 2007
"Alvino's attorney, Richard Brown of Hartford, Conn., said his client plans to plead not guilty at a Feb. 27 court appearance."

He said he hit the girl with his car, the car is damaged and has fiber from Wines' clothing, and still plans to plead not-guilty??? Beh, shouldn't be surprised since his parents tried to cover up for him. The fruit surely does not fall far from the tree.
MacArthur student

New York, NY

#2 Feb 16, 2007
Michele was a good kid, but she deserves what's coming to her.
3sons

Hampton Bays, NY

#3 Feb 16, 2007
I could easily see myself in this situation...and i'm sure alot of parents out there are putting themselves in the Alvinos shoes. Our sons/daughters could be behind a wheel that may accidently hit someone. Let's face it, we don't know what we would do. We are all different, but with no bad intentions, except to protect our kids. The Alvinos were protecting there son ... they panicked too...they must of been spinning out of control... i can't even imagine the emotional trauma... and of course the family who is left w/out a child..there is nothing more painful than that... prayers are with everyone...
Friend

Yorktown Heights, NY

#4 Feb 16, 2007
3sons wrote:
I could easily see myself in this situation...and i'm sure alot of parents out there are putting themselves in the Alvinos shoes. Our sons/daughters could be behind a wheel that may accidently hit someone. Let's face it, we don't know what we would do. We are all different, but with no bad intentions, except to protect our kids. The Alvinos were protecting there son ... they panicked too...they must of been spinning out of control... i can't even imagine the emotional trauma... and of course the family who is left w/out a child..there is nothing more painful than that... prayers are with everyone...
AMEN! I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF.
typical Lindy

Spring Valley, NY

#5 Feb 16, 2007
A beautiful young woman in the springtime of her life was taken
the Alvinos and there offspring are disgusting. if it was the other way around, they would be screaming and acting even more disgustingly. It doesnt sound like any remorse here
The father tried to pass himself off as a soprano and scare the kids into coming foward. I pray justice is served here
Parent

AOL

#7 Feb 16, 2007
I have a son who is the same age away at college. I don't know what I would do in this situation, but I surely cannot imagine myself trying to cover it up. Telling these kids not to talk to any body about it and taking the car away. Its just wrong. That poor girl. It's a sad, sad thing. There is just some things that Mom and Dad cannot take care of. My prayers are with all involved.
outraged

Villanova, PA

#8 Feb 16, 2007
averageguy wrote:
hey this is all part of population control. why is everybody up in arms about this? things like this happen all the time. why ruin this kid's life now just because he had an accident? this girl should have been more careful out walking around at night. and was she crossing the street at the traffic light? hey, like it or not, the street is for cars not idiots walking around in the dark. she was just waiting to become a speedbump!
How can you even say something so disgusting? First of all, Carlee was crossing in a pedestrian crosswalk, where the car is required to yield to a pedestrian. The law states that pedestrians have the right of way. Second of all, to call a victim of such a horrible accident an "idiot" is one of the most heinous and awful things I have heard in a long time. Carlee was a beautiful girl and one of the nicest people you could have ever hoped to meet. You could have learned a lot from her.
driver

Lindenhurst, NY

#9 Feb 16, 2007
averageguy wrote:
hey this is all part of population control. why is everybody up in arms about this? things like this happen all the time. why ruin this kid's life now just because he had an accident? this girl should have been more careful out walking around at night. and was she crossing the street at the traffic light? hey, like it or not, the street is for cars not idiots walking around in the dark. she was just waiting to become a speedbump!
Hey do us all a favor wise guy and go out walking in the middle of the night and cross as many streets as it takes until you are controlled out of the population
tag

Paterson, NJ

#10 Feb 16, 2007
averageguy wrote:
hey this is all part of population control. why is everybody up in arms about this? things like this happen all the time. why ruin this kid's life now just because he had an accident? this girl should have been more careful out walking around at night. and was she crossing the street at the traffic light? hey, like it or not, the street is for cars not idiots walking around in the dark. she was just waiting to become a speedbump!
man, you are dumb.
Mary Ann

AOL

#11 Feb 16, 2007
If the allegations are true Donna Alvino is a sorry excuse for not only a mother, but a human being. In addition to her complete lack of integrity she's selling homes for ReMax! Wow, just the kind of morals and honesty I want in a realtor. NOT!
Parent

Deer Park, NY

#13 Feb 16, 2007
averageguy wrote:
hey this is all part of population control. why is everybody up in arms about this? things like this happen all the time. why ruin this kid's life now just because he had an accident? this girl should have been more careful out walking around at night. and was she crossing the street at the traffic light? hey, like it or not, the street is for cars not idiots walking around in the dark. she was just waiting to become a speedbump!
are you an idiot or what, how about drunk driving, hiding, and the morals of a turd!
Parent

Deer Park, NY

#14 Feb 16, 2007
MacArthur student wrote:
Michele was a good kid, but she deserves what's coming to her.
Good kids, stay by the side of the road, and help an injured person..they dial 911...
Mary Ann

AOL

#15 Feb 16, 2007
To 3Sons in Massapequa:

I have two daughters, one already 24, the other 17 and please don't say "face it, we don't know what we would do," in such a situation. I have a clear set of morals and my job as a parent was to teach my children social responsiblity and integrity. They also learned a set of rules and were taught morals and that they would pay for bad decisions, and mom and dad would not make the consequences go away. Just because my child would be involved would not allow me throw away my moral base and cover up the death of someone else's child. What have I taught my child? Granted, I would be devasted that my child would face prison and unconsolable that he/she would have to live with the guilt for life but what is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#16 Feb 16, 2007
I think a word of extreme caution is necessary here. Our daughter just spent 4 years away at collge. She has been back since last June.
The school she attended was excellent. Staffed by excellent people. Located on 600+ acres of the most beautiful landscape one could imagine.

However the fact that they go away does not remove your responsibilty as to being a parent. College dormitory life can be a dangerous place and for those children not ready for it a devastating experience.

Some facts for you. 30% of my daughters freshman class failed to return to the school after the first Christmas break. These young people were just not ready for the independent college lifestyle where one must fend for themselves. They decided to return to the safety of the nest and their parents let them.

Despite great efforts on the part of campus personnel, availability of counselors, campus security and the local police, alcohol is everywhere. For some students alcohol is the central experience of their college lives. We saw our share of unconscious students and others being shipped off to local hospitals to have their stomach's pumped.

Drug use is prevalent also although not as much as alcohol abuse(especially marijuana and cocaine) but usually those users find an excuse to move off campus. Open communication with your child is imperative and good parents are usually advised by their children what buildings off campus are known for being occupied by the drug users and need to be avoided at all costs.

Dormitory living is co-educational and by mid term of Sophmore year many young men and women are co-habitating. The threat of AIDS has pushed college students to a monogomus lifestyle but never belive that sex is not also an intricate part of the college experience. Physical Abuse of young ladies by some male students is also a problem at every college campus. If your daughter has not be taught to SAY NO make sure she learns it before you send her off.

The "right" Sorority and good level headed Sorority Sisters can add protectiona and safety to a young lady's enviornment (they travel together for protection and have the art of the protective huddle down to a science) but I did not see one Fraternity House that was not the epitomy of "Animal House."

Yes you must let them go and learn to make it on their own. However you do not let go of the leash. You do that on graduation day. Demand they call. Demand they communicate by computer. Talk to them, talk to them, talk to them. They still need to know you are there for them, protecting them and that you will interfere if necessary.

Most of all watch out for the money lenders. Everywhere they go they get bombarded with offers for credit cards.
Why these companies are allowed to advertise and extend offers on collge campuses I'll never know but they are everywhere. DO NOT RELINQUISH CONTROL OF THE FINANCES! Make sure all the bills are sent to your residence for review. Never co-sign for a student's credit card! Give them a card in your accounts name for emergencies and make sure you CONTROL THE CREDIT LIMIT. Never extend it past $500.00, the cost of an extensive auto repair. Larger expenditures can be handled over the phone. The business people upstate are more than happy to deal with the parents over the phone as to large payments.

Be extremely careful with the trips to Canada. The students go to Canada for one reason. The age to drink in Canada is 18.

Now some may be reading this and saying "I'll send them to a local college." No it is better they go away. If they make it they come back as fully responsible adults. The ones who don't make it weren't meant to be there to begin with.

College is the real world in supervised miniature. Whatever could happen to them at home can happen to them there. Question is have you made them ready for it. If you have the rewards are abundant.
Student of Mac

Deer Park, NY

#17 Feb 16, 2007
Michele was in my health class last year. Nice enough girl, she was homecoming queen and voted most outgoing; a notorious party girl though. Driving drunk was fairly common among her group of friends. It was the talk of the school when we opened up newsday and saw her mug shot.

On the Alvinos, how dare they? Any parent with half a brain would encourage their child to call the police immediatly. Someone DIED. And the parents aided in evading justice.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#18 Feb 16, 2007
tag wrote:
<quoted text>man, you are dumb.
Tag? Would your real first name start with an R? If so hello Ron been a long time. Still driving the Dodge Dart?

If not Tag sorry I bothered you.
macarthur graduate

Holbrook, NY

#19 Feb 16, 2007
3sons wrote:
I could easily see myself in this situation...and i'm sure alot of parents out there are putting themselves in the Alvinos shoes. Our sons/daughters could be behind a wheel that may accidently hit someone. Let's face it, we don't know what we would do. We are all different, but with no bad intentions, except to protect our kids. The Alvinos were protecting there son ... they panicked too...they must of been spinning out of control... i can't even imagine the emotional trauma... and of course the family who is left w/out a child..there is nothing more painful than that... prayers are with everyone...
This wasn't an accident. It's not like Alvino and Carlee were driving in different cars and accidentally hit each other. Alvino was driving drunk, knew what he had done, and kept going. Everyone in that car deserves to be punished for what happened. Carlee is the ONLY victim in this situation, and her family and friends are the only ones who deserve prayers here.

There is no need at all to defend Alvino or Hall. Sure both could be described as "good kids" because they were active in school. I went to high school with Hall, and she was a "model student" in front of teachers, but outside was a member of the clique that frequently drank without any care for their health or the well being of others. Her attitude towards students not in her social group left much to be questioned as well. For her to be defended in this situation is ridiculous. Sure she was a good student and was active in activities. But if she doesn't know the difference between somethiing as simple as right and wrong, then her parents made a huge mistake in letting her go away to school. Sure her friends and neighbors will defend her...it's a natural thing for them to do. She doesn't deserve anyone's pity though.
MacAlumni

Bronx, NY

#20 Feb 16, 2007
Student of Mac wrote:
Michele was in my health class last year. Nice enough girl, she was homecoming queen and voted most outgoing; a notorious party girl though. Driving drunk was fairly common among her group of friends. It was the talk of the school when we opened up newsday and saw her mug shot.
On the Alvinos, how dare they? Any parent with half a brain would encourage their child to call the police immediatly. Someone DIED. And the parents aided in evading justice.
As a person in Michele's group of friends for your information drunk driving is not common with us. Get your facts straight and stop being a gossip queen.
peaches

South Richmond Hill, NY

#21 Feb 16, 2007
All the Alvinos belong in jail along with the Hall girl and their friends. What pieces of trash...a young girl died and nobody cares, just as long as momma's boy doesn't pay for his crime.
Heartbreak

Yorktown Heights, NY

#22 Feb 16, 2007
macarthur graduate wrote:
<quoted text>
This wasn't an accident. It's not like Alvino and Carlee were driving in different cars and accidentally hit each other. Alvino was driving drunk, knew what he had done, and kept going. Everyone in that car deserves to be punished for what happened. Carlee is the ONLY victim in this situation, and her family and friends are the only ones who deserve prayers here.
There is no need at all to defend Alvino or Hall. Sure both could be described as "good kids" because they were active in school. I went to high school with Hall, and she was a "model student" in front of teachers, but outside was a member of the clique that frequently drank without any care for their health or the well being of others. Her attitude towards students not in her social group left much to be questioned as well. For her to be defended in this situation is ridiculous. Sure she was a good student and was active in activities. But if she doesn't know the difference between somethiing as simple as right and wrong, then her parents made a huge mistake in letting her go away to school. Sure her friends and neighbors will defend her...it's a natural thing for them to do. She doesn't deserve anyone's pity though.
So the kids in the truck ran Carlee over on purpose? Of course it was an accident! It is awful for ALL the families involved. Have a heart and get over your self righteous self.

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