Woman admits being high in hit-and-run

A Stony Brook woman who hit and killed an 11-year-old girl in Smithtown last year, admitted yesterday that she was high on heroin at the time.

RIVERSIDE – A Stony Brook woman who hit and killed an 11-year-old girl in Smithtown last year, admitted yesterday that she was high on heroin at the time.

Maureen Lambert, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, driving while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident in Suffolk County court. She faces a four- to 12-year sentence at her Dec. 8 sentencing.

Courtney Renee Sipes was crossing East Main Street with her mother and brother when Lambert, who was going 60 mph in her SUV, ran her over on Nov. 24, 2009.

 
 
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