UPDATED: Driver in Hit and Run To Serve 20 Days

The driver of the vehicle that struck 17-year-old Kara Micciche as she was crossing Ritchie Highway in July 2011 was sentenced this week in court for another incident.

CORRECTION: This story was updated from a previous version to correct that Goldman was only sentenced this week in the December 2011 hit and run incident where no one was injured. Patch regrets the error.

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.)—An Arnold man was sentenced this week for fleeing the scene of an accident in December 2011.

William Keith Goldman of Arnold was involved in a hit and run in December 2011, but no one was injured.

In July 2011, he was the driver of a car that killed a l student. Seventeen-year-old of Pasadena died July 13, 2011, after being struck by Goldman's vehicle on Ritchie Highway.

Micciche and 19-year-old Sean Snyder of Severna Park were trying to cross Ritchie Highway near Earleigh Heights Road. Snyder survived the incident but sustained

This week, Goldman admitted in Glen Burnie District Court that he fled the scene of an accident in December 2011 while driving under the influence of suboxone, according to The Capital.

A judge found Goldman guilty of fleeing the scene of the accident, and sentenced him to serve 60 days in prison, but 40 of the days were suspended. The judge also ordered Goldman to attend rehabilitation and serve two years of community service.

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Brutus Henry July 13, 2012 at 06:28 PM
The message here is one about the character of our judges and the systematic failure of the Judicial Branch at every level. This man left those children on the road for dead - as if they were nothing. The judge did it again with drive-by justice which left our entire community vulnerable to the predators who get into vehicles drunk and/or drugged over and over without consequences to their depraved and indifferent actions. As a victim of a hit-and-run driver, I spent two years trying to get a dangerous criminal off of the roads but Frank Weathersbee, the assistant district attorneys, and most of all the judges made this an ordeal that was lengthy and costly to me and my family. This November vote out all of these local judges!
ER July 15, 2012 at 12:47 AM
So I need to ask the inevitable question. Is this person a creature of habit or victim of circumstance? Simply, the tragic death of Kara an accident and now a second accident that led to leaving the scene. Well I can’t judge until the third casualty happens.
patty mohr July 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I am very happy to see that there are so many in the community that really care. Mr. Goldman was only sentenced for the Hit and Run in AACO on Dec 5, 2011. The judge could not use Kara and Sean's accident in consideration of the sentence because he was not charged for their accident (neither was he tested for drugs/alcohol that night). The courts did disclose during his hearing that he had two priors - 1 in 1986 and 1 in 1987 (DUI/DWI related charges). Again he was not charged for this during the December accident because the officer did not see him driving the vehicle, Mr. Goldman self disclosed this information to the officer. The police report also states that the officer went to Mr. Goldman's house that day at the request of the Baltimore City Police to investigate a different Hit and Run there using a completely different vehicle that same day (3 hours apart). It is also my opinion that this continued behavior speaks volumes. His Atty also said he was suffering from heroin addiction and Post traumatic Stress due to Kara's accident. Well how does that account for the bad decissions made by him prior to Kara's accident. Again I am just glad he did not just have to pay fines and be done with it. Do I believe this is the last issue this driver will have? No, I just hope it doesn't cost someone else their life. R.I.P Kara Richelle Micciche
patty mohr July 15, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I have copies of the December 5th police report if anyone would like to see it. You can email me at pattymohr@yahoo.com
patty mohr July 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
There was a second hit and run the same day Dec 5th in Baltimore City according to the police report.


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