Woman pleads guilty in fatal car crash

May 24, 1994

A Bowie woman who was driving a car involved in a Gambrills crash in which her best friend was killed pleaded guilty yesterday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to homicide by motor vehicle while under the influence.

Suzanne Kimberly Trisko, 23, of the 3600 block of Violetwood Place was placed on five years' probation by Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. and ordered to complete 1,000 hours of volunteer duties with the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department. The maximum penalty is a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Ms. Trisko spends 30 hours a month as a volunteer emergency medical technician with the Bowie unit, sometimes responding to accidents not much different from her own.

Jessica Adrienne Goodman, 23, of the 2000 block of Hermitage Hills Drive died in the May 20, 1993, accident when a 1983 Porsche 944 driven by Ms. Trisko hit a guardrail on Defense Highway near Hermitage Hills.

The car continued along the rail, then crashed into a utility pole. A prosecutor said it appeared that Ms. Goodman was not wearing a seat belt.


* Warfield: Vandals smeared raw eggs on a car parked in the 8400 block of Pioneer Drive Sunday night, then rolled down the front passenger window and threw eggs in the glove compartment. The suspects fled before police arrived.

* Piney Orchard: A pellet was fired from a BB gun into the window of a trailer parked on Old Waugh Chapel Road Sunday morning, causing $100 in damage.

* Sandridge: A speaker valued at $787 was stolen from a jeep parked in the 7900 block of Stone Hearth Road between 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday.

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