Cayucos woman pleads guilty in bicycl...

Cayucos woman pleads guilty in bicyclist's death

There are 3 comments on the SanLuisObispo.com story from Sep 10, 2013, titled Cayucos woman pleads guilty in bicyclist's death. In it, SanLuisObispo.com reports that:

As a result, Jessica Whitney Goddard, 29, faces up to 14 years in prison when she is sentenced Oct. 8. Goddard was driving to work around 11:30 a.m. Sept.

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Blacksocks

Concord, CA

#1 Sep 12, 2013
I've known the driver for a long time. She's a very good person who made a very bad choice to drive that morning. I know her and was not surprised by her guilty plea. The whole thing is so sad, for all of the families involved. No one wins here, everyone loses. Addiction does that to you, it takes everything away until there is nothing left. I think as a country we should be more aggressive in breaking the stigmas of addiction to allow more people to find help. Sadly as the victims who were riding sober were affected by the driver's disease. There before the grace of God go I, so many of us have driven home drunk or even felt drunk while driving the next morning. It is very hard to judge someone when you say, "it could have been me." Prayers out to all involved and knowing Jessie, she isn't worried about herself right now, but everyone whose been hurt.
Voice of Reason

Morgan Hill, CA

#2 Oct 8, 2013
She isn't worried about herself right now because she's such a kind and wonderful person - who KILLED a bicyclist while driving DRUNK and left another human being with years of misery. Let's save our compassion for the real victims here.
Blacksocks wrote:
I've known the driver for a long time. She's a very good person who made a very bad choice to drive that morning. I know her and was not surprised by her guilty plea. The whole thing is so sad, for all of the families involved. No one wins here, everyone loses. Addiction does that to you, it takes everything away until there is nothing left. I think as a country we should be more aggressive in breaking the stigmas of addiction to allow more people to find help. Sadly as the victims who were riding sober were affected by the driver's disease. There before the grace of God go I, so many of us have driven home drunk or even felt drunk while driving the next morning. It is very hard to judge someone when you say, "it could have been me." Prayers out to all involved and knowing Jessie, she isn't worried about herself right now, but everyone whose been hurt.
Unbiased

Costa Mesa, CA

#3 Oct 12, 2013
Voice of Reason wrote:
She isn't worried about herself right now because she's such a kind and wonderful person - who KILLED a bicyclist while driving DRUNK and left another human being with years of misery. Let's save our compassion for the real victims here.
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Sadly I don't believe its that black and white. We live in a sad world..

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