1-YEAR SENTENCE IN FATAL DUI CRASH
A Cloverdale woman was sentenced Thursday to a year in county jail for a
drunken-driving crash that killed an 84-year-old Napa County woman.
Lisa Christine McCoy, 37, also was given a suspended prison sentence of six
years and eight months, and ordered to complete a residential alcohol
CHP officers said McCoy was driving on Highway 128 about three miles
northwest of Cloverdale on Aug. 31, 2003, when her truck crossed the
centerline and collided with a car driven by Floyd Riley of Yountville.
Riley's wife, Myrtle Riley, was seriously hurt in the crash and died about
a week later. Witnesses said McCoy ran into the woods. She later turned
herself in to authorities.
McCoy had been drinking in a Cloverdale bar and was seen driving recklessly
before the crash, witnesses said. Investigators found empty beer bottles in
At the time, she was on probation for a drunken-driving conviction.
McCoy has been in Sonoma County Jail on $50,000 bail.
Last month, she pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter, drunken
driving and hit-and-run driving.
-- Steve Hart
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