Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Maine Hit and Run

"On vacation in Maine, Quincy woman killed in hit-and-run" by Andy Rosen Globe Staff  August 05, 2015

QUINCY — Emily Zarnoch was just a month away from starting her new job as a middle school reading teacher when she departed for a Maine vacation with her boyfriend and his family.

On Monday night, the couple went out to explore the night life in York, and decided to walk in case they wanted to have a few drinks. They were holding hands on the stroll home just after midnight when, police say, a drunken driver ran her down and pulled away.


Carolyn Lee, 21, of York, the alleged driver, was freed on bail Wednesday. She faces charges of manslaughter, drunken driving, and leaving the scene of the crash. Lee also was accused of drunken driving in 2013, police said, but ended up admitting to a lesser charge....

Police stopped Lee’s 2000 GMC Yukon about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to court records. Officers found it had a large dent on the hood, and a broken headlight with a piece of denim wedged inside the glass.

Lee told police her car had been hit while she was parked, according to the document, and said she had only two drinks after work. Lee allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Police later took a blood sample. The results were not available Wednesday.

Lee did not respond to a telephone message seeking comment.

York Police Sergeant Luke Ernenwein told the Globe that Zarnoch and her boyfriend were walking along a stretch of road that gets a good deal of foot traffic at night.

Ridge Road is near a beachside area where there are bars and restaurants that close about 1 a.m. He said crashes there were unusual, and that the road has a large shoulder. Police believe the two were walking on the shoulder.

Ernenwein described the crash as “a tragedy, really, for both families.”

“They’re both young ladies, they both have families, and both families are having a difficult time right now,” he said.


I have no sympathy for Lee. 

Time to ban booze!

Zarnoch’s family is trying to remember their happy memories of her as they mourn....


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