Probation For Woman In Fatal DUI

BETHANY, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – A Connecticut woman who authorities say hit and killed an 18-year-old while driving intoxicated on Christmas in 2015 will not serve prison time.

Court records show Barbara Ross, of Cheshire, pleaded no contest Tuesday to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

She received a suspended six-month prison sentence and 18 months of probation.

State police said the then-60-year-old Ross’ 2009 Honda Fit struck 18-year-old Bethany resident Robert Weidig Jr. while he was walking on the shoulder of Route 69 in the area of Hatfield Hill Road in Bethany.

Weidig Jr. had been walking with his brother at the time.

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  1. Mark Soyer says:

    Probation is not a sufficient penalty for killing someone. I wonder if she got away with it because she’s a woman. I’ve seen men get several years prison for that.

  2. Kyle Fischer says:

    Pretty sure that if a 60 year old man driving drunk hit an 18 year old girl walking with her friend, then he would probably go to jail for at least six months. Or, if the victim was an 18 year old girl, she would have gone to jail.

    She probably got a pass for being a woman, but also got a pass because all she did was kill a young man. Men have less value under the law.

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