Brigid Walsh would like to never again relive the night she drove under the influence of drugs and alcohol, causing the death of her friend, Erika P. Hoerner.
Instead, a judge ordered Tuesday that she relive the event for years so that others might learn from her terrible mistake.
State Supreme Court Justice John F. O’Donnell sentenced Walsh, 21, who had pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular manslaughter, to weekends in jail for six months and told her to develop and present to high school students a program on the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
The District Attorney’s Office and Hoerner’s relatives had called on O’Donnell to send Walsh to prison for up to seven years. But the judge said he doubted that such a sentence would “do any good.” …..MORE