Woman makes tearful apology for driving drunk, killing teen

HAMPTON BAYS - A nurse from Mattituck sobbingly apologized in court today to the family of the 15-year-old boy she killed when she drove drunk and on pain pills. Caroline Goss admitted she was drunk on vodka and had taken Vicodin when she ran over and killed Joseph Marino as he rode his bike back in 2009. Three years ago, a criminal court found Goss guilty of DWI when she ran over Marino, who was from Hampton Bays. At the time, she had claimed it was an accident and blamed the teen for swerving in front of her. She served only three months in jail and was ordered to complete five years of probation. However, Marino's family filed a civil suit, and Goss today had to apologize to the family for taking their son's life. "I'm 100 percent responsible for causing the death of your son and I'm sorry," Goss said as she wept. In addition to the apology, Goss also has agreed to pay the Marino family $300 per month for the next 20 years.

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