17 months after the death of Danielle Marie Cooper, who was hit from behind as she rode her bike home from work, the driver has pleaded guilty to negligent driving and received a probation before judgement and a $140 fine. The media first reported that Cooper drifted into traffic, but state police later clarified their statements noting that she was not at fault.
At the time of the accident there were no negligent homicide laws that Goad could have been charged with so the most serious charges filed against her were negligent driving.
John Erzen, communications director for the State’s Attorney’s Office said, “Our charging decisions are based on the evidence we have.”
I doubt she'll even have to stop driving.