A drugged-up, wealthy Long Island teen with an accident-riddled driving record plowed into a young couple out for an evening jog, killing a popular teacher and leaving her boyfriend critically injured, authorities said yesterday.That's two more really good people whose lives have been ruined--and in one case ended--because a spoiled trust-fund pothead decided that, laws be damned, he was going to get high. This is why drugs like marijuana are illegal. And this is why I believe that people who grow, sell or use marijuana should be hit with harsh penalties.
Shea Rosen, 19 - who lives with his mother in a $6 million "Gold Coast" mansion in Brookville - was flying high as he cruised southbound on a busy stretch of Route 110 in Huntington at around 7:25 p.m. Thursday. He later claimed he never saw the two victims.
Amanda Malloy, 29, and Vincent Saunders, 32, were smashed from behind and dragged a short way before Rosen stopped his Dodge Durango, police said.
Malloy, a fourth-grade teacher, died at the scene, while Saunders, a bouncer and martial-arts enthusiast, was seriously injured and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
This marks the fourth car crash this year for Rosen, according to DMV records. Sources said at least one of his previous smash-ups led to injuries, but the details were not known.
Cops said he smelled of marijuana and looked unsteady after the crash. He also had three unidentified pills in his sock, officials said.
He was charged with driving while intoxicated and ordered held on $1 million bail while authorities await the results of a court-ordered breath test.
Last night, Malloy's sister Becky, 27, lashed out at the teen.
"I'm angry. I want him to go to jail for what he took away from this world," she told The Post. "He took away an angel. She touched everyone's life she came across."
Officials at JFK Intermediate School in Deer Park had to break the news to the young students.
"I feel very sad," said 10- year-old Michael Theiling, who welled up in tears after class. "I like Miss Malloy. She was a very nice person."
Rosen told cops he was headed home after picking up his paycheck at the Prime Restaurant, where he worked as a busboy.
Malloy and Vincent had been working out together at a nearby gym when they decided to take their fateful, six-mile jog. Like Vincent, Malloy was a martial-arts expert who held a black belt.
They were running close to the curb when they were hit from behind, leaving two large dents in Rosen's car.
"They never saw it coming," said Suffolk County Detective Sgt. Bruce Markgraf.
But Rosen refused a breath test, telling cops: "I'm not taking anything. No way am I taking it. I didn't see her. She was running in the road."
Rosen, whose Facebook picture shows him giving the middle finger, was still in custody last night on the $1 million bond.
Saunders was fighting for his life, with injuries to his heart and legs.
I don't even know Amanda Malloy and Vincent Saunders, but I suspect that their lives were more promising and valuable than those of any thousand stoners like Rosen. Isn't that right, Jack Herer?