East Windsor Woman Pleads Guilty in 2010 Death of Cyclist
The woman was under the influence of the prescription drug Ambien.
An East Windsor woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to hitting and killing a 54-year-old man with cerebral palsy in 2010 after taking a prescription drug and driving, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Margaret Corrigan, 57, of Harding Court, will be sentenced on July 17 to serve four years in state prison as part of the plea agreement, said Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr.
Corrigan was driving on Dutch Neck Road after leaving the pharmacy on Feb. 16, 2010 when she hit Edward Boye from behind, the prosecutor’s office said. Corrigan admitted to taking the prescription drug Ambien before driving.
Boye, who was riding in a three-wheeled bike, was ejected and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he died, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Corrigan pleaded guilty to third degree assault and driving under the influence of narcotics. She remains free on $25,000 bail until sentencing.