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Neptune Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Death of Wall Football Coach

Madeline Rodriguez was driving drunk when she collided with David Pisarcik in May 2011

A Neptune woman will spend seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to causing the death of a Wall Township youth football coach while driving drunk.

Madeline Rodriguez, 51, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Francis J. Vernola after pleading to one count of vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated in the May 24, 2011, crash on Route 35 in Neptune.

, died just 45 minutes after he was thrown from his motorcycle during a collision with Rodriguez, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

Prosecutors said Rodriguez was driving a 2007 Nissan Versa south on Route 35 while Pisarcik was driving a 1998 Honda motorcycle north on the thoroughfare. Rodriguez turned left onto Fourth Avenue without yielding to Pisarcik, the prosecutor's office said. The former coach was unable to stop in time, collided with Rodriguez' Nissan, and was thrown off the motorcycle.

Pisarcik was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where he was pronounced dead at 12:09 p.m. May 24, 2011.

Rodriguez was highly intoxicated during the collision, as blood tests revealed a blood alcohol content of .236, nearly three times the legal limit of .08.

The Neptune woman will have to serve at least 85 percent of her seven-year sentence before she is eligible for parole, under a plea agreement negotiated with the support of Pisarcik's family, the release states. Rodriguez' license will be suspended for five years once she is finally released from prison.

The Prosecutor's Office credited the Neptune Police Department, the county's Serious Collision Analysis Response Team and the office's Major Crimes Bureau for collaborating on the investigation that led to charges against Rodriguez.

GEORGE AVALLONE August 18, 2012 at 04:33 AM
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 25 YRS MIN. DRUNK AT 11 30AM INSANE AND SENSELESS DAVE AND FAMILY DONT DESERVE THAT . THE JUDGE SHOULD DO 20 YRS FOR MAKING THAT PLEA BARGAIN GOD BLESS TINY RIP
Richard Mackay August 18, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I saw the scene of the accident and it was not in Neptune and in fact was in Neptune City. Why do people think that both towns are the same place ?
Phoenix August 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
It seems to depend on the judge. I wonder how many times her license was suspended before she killed this poor man! He had NO chance.
Lynne August 19, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Does that really matter, a man died....focus on the issues!
trish August 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM
ynes,no time will bring my husband back,but the justice system did the right thing,she will also have three yearsprobation,with a locking device onher car,plus will not geat her driving privledge for five years,thanx to my community,friends and familes for getting me thru the senseless death of dave

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