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Lost woman killed in fatal hit-run; DWI suspected

There are 71 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 25, 2009, titled Lost woman killed in fatal hit-run; DWI suspected. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Valley Stream woman who was lost and on a cell phone with her boyfriend trying to find the Long Island Expressway died yesterday after her car was struck by an accused drunken driver who then left the scene, ...

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James

Brentwood, NY

#1 Jan 25, 2009
Twenty years ago Sweden and Norway passed a law that says if you have ANY alcohol in your system when you drive you are guilty of DWI. Drunk driving deaths went down 80%.

Why would a human being drink alcohol and drive a car??

“Are we paying attention?”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#2 Jan 25, 2009
Kudos to Mr. Manganello for going out of his way to see that this dirtbag doesn't ever get to do this again.

My sympathies to the young woman's family and loved ones.
Sitting duck

AOL

#3 Jan 25, 2009
She was lost ,preoccupied on a cell phone ,at risk and a risk . Pity she didn't pull off the road to get her bearings .Put the drunk in jail and throw the key .
jrs

Denville, NJ

#4 Jan 25, 2009
What kind of person lets their girlfriend drive home at 4 a.m.? Kings Park to Valley Stream is a long drive and clearly dangerous at that time of day. He should have made her stay over or made the drive to her home instead. The drunk driver is clearly responsible but it wouldn't have hurt for her boyfriend to be a little more concerned with her well being from the very beginning of the night.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#5 Jan 25, 2009
I have been driving for over 30 years and have NEVER been convicted of drunk driving because I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT drink and drive under any circumstances.

I believe the law should be changed in New York so that a first DWI conviction carries a MANDATORY 1 year in jail. That should help alleviate this terrible problem a little bit.

Anyone agree or disagree ?

PEACE !

:)
Run262

Queens Village, NY

#6 Jan 25, 2009
Sitting duck wrote:
She was lost ,preoccupied on a cell phone ,at risk and a risk . Pity she didn't pull off the road to get her bearings .Put the drunk in jail and throw the key .
She was rear-ended. Even if she wasn't using a hands-free device, the accident wasn't her fault. I solely blame super-rich Mr Davis of Washington Ave, Centerport.
lily boca raton fl

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2009
wordygurdy wrote:
Kudos to Mr. Manganello for going out of his way to see that this dirtbag doesn't ever get to do this again.
My sympathies to the young woman's family and loved ones.
I agree, it was amazing insight by this man to follow his intuition, otherwise this man would have gotten away with it.
lily boca raton fl

United States

#8 Jan 25, 2009
James wrote:
Twenty years ago Sweden and Norway passed a law that says if you have ANY alcohol in your system when you drive you are guilty of DWI. Drunk driving deaths went down 80%.
Why would a human being drink alcohol and drive a car??
Everyone drinks and drives, how do you suppose that all of the restaurants and bars are full of people get there and back? It's just those who abuse it and go overboard. Most people are responsible.
lily boca raton fl

United States

#9 Jan 25, 2009
Nothing good happens at 4 am, maybe she was also impaired

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#10 Jan 25, 2009
My condolences to her family and loved ones. I should have mentioned that before my earlier post.

I apologize.

:(
ligal

Yaphank, NY

#11 Jan 25, 2009
jrs wrote:
What kind of person lets their girlfriend drive home at 4 a.m.? Kings Park to Valley Stream is a long drive and clearly dangerous at that time of day. He should have made her stay over or made the drive to her home instead. The drunk driver is clearly responsible but it wouldn't have hurt for her boyfriend to be a little more concerned with her well being from the very beginning of the night.
There's hardly anyone on the roads at that time. Don't blame her boyfriend as he probably blames himself now. There's no reason for him to feel guilty, hindsight is 20/20, she could have made it home safe and we wouldn't be discussing this, but one drunk fool had to be behind the wheel and he hit her and she lost her life. It's a damn shame and very sad. RIP.
BOB

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jan 25, 2009
arse
bush cheney r criminals

Bronx, NY

#13 Jan 25, 2009
isn't it great that the police earn their pay? The sc police never wolud have found this guy if a citizen didn't. police wasting taxpayers money
fotoguy

White Plains, NY

#14 Jan 25, 2009
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone drinks and drives, how do you suppose that all of the restaurants and bars are full of people get there and back? It's just those who abuse it and go overboard. Most people are responsible.
And many are not reponsible. Give this guy a good twenty years
Nick

Farmingdale, NY

#15 Jan 25, 2009
Yapping on the phone and slowly driving on a dark road so that people in the back (expecting normal traffic speeds) rear ends you. And now some poor drunken slob is in trouble.

They should pass a law banning cell phones if you fail the yapping bimbo/himbo test.
Abby

Staten Island, NY

#17 Jan 25, 2009
I work with her father...my condolences go out to him and his family. He is a kind man that adored his daughter. All prayers to you Mike from Andy & Abby (homecrest station family)
Jim

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

#18 Jan 25, 2009
Run262 wrote:
<quoted text>
She was rear-ended. Even if she wasn't using a hands-free device, the accident wasn't her fault. I solely blame super-rich Mr Davis of Washington Ave, Centerport.
She wasn't giving full attention to the road .It was partly her fault.
Timmy O Toole

Elizabeth, NJ

#19 Jan 25, 2009
James wrote:
Why would a human being drink alcohol and drive a car??
So wait it's ok to Drink THEN Drive?

As long as you don't do both at the same time?

“I'm all In”

Since: Jan 09

Long Island

#20 Jan 25, 2009
bush cheney r criminals wrote:
isn't it great that the police earn their pay? The sc police never wolud have found this guy if a citizen didn't. police wasting taxpayers money
Did you get beat up by a cop this weekend?
just the facts

Wantagh, NY

#21 Jan 25, 2009
Run262 wrote:
<quoted text>
She was rear-ended. Even if she wasn't using a hands-free device, the accident wasn't her fault. I solely blame super-rich Mr Davis of Washington Ave, Centerport.
I agree with you. But if what you say is true; 'super-rich Mr Davis', then most likely he will be able to afford an excellent lawyer. He'll get minimal Jail time if any. A fine he can easily afford and he'll be back on the road laughing at the system and all of us.
I hope the womens family sues him and takes an big chunk of his assets. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.

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