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August 14, 2015 - 4:17pm

Hannah Dibble headed to rehab in Pennsylvania

posted by Billie Owens in Hannah Dibble, crime, pembroke, coru.

Hannah E. Dibble, pictured right, accused of second-degree vehicular manslaughter and other crimes stemming from a Feb. 21 accident, did not post bail after being jailed for violating a court order not to drink. Instead, she is being transported to a rehab facility in Pennsylvania, according to the DA's Office.

This comes within days of her supervision under Genesee Justice being revoked because she tested positive for alcohol. On Tuesday, Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan ordered the 22-year-old Pembroke resident held on $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.

Her attorney, Ben Bonarigo, indicated in court that she had asked to go into rehab, that she wanted treatment.

On July 24, Dibble pled not guilty to an 11-count Grand Jury indictment that included: one count of vehicular manslaughter in the second degree; two counts of vehicular assault in the first degree; three counts of assault in the second degree; three counts of vehicular assault in the second degree; and two counts of DWI.

Corfu resident Alyson D. Krzanak, 18, was killed in the crash. James Scherer, 21, Brandon Danser, 22, and Felecia J. Fazzio, 20, all suffered serious physical injuries after the 1997 Chevrolet Geo that Dibble was driving crossed Route 20 at Molasses Hill Road, Bethany, and was struck by a semi-truck.

Robert Yungfleisch
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Who is paying for treatment?

Lisa Woltz
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Why is she allowed to leave the state to have treatment? It should be mandated she not leave the state. This is just like allowing her to have access to the outside world and being able to have freedom to do what she wants after she "attends". Give me a break!

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I agree Lisa and I'm surprised Judge Noonan went along with this. I'm quite certain there are treatment facilities in western N.Y. that can offer the same type of treatment as White Deer Run.

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I think what is of most importance here is this young lady is seeking treatment for her addiction and hopefully she will get the help she so much needs and in the future be a productive member of our society. I do not know her or her family and I realize she did kill someone whilst driving drunk but again What should matter most is she is trying to get treatment for her addiction and then she can serve the remainder of her prison term in NYS.

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It is very easy to be classified as drug dependant, or substance abuser, treatment agencies are quick at the trigger, thats how they stay in business. With that being said, I don't know if this girl has a drug problem or not, but many times rehab is a get out of jail free card.
In my opinion the entire group made a poor decision that night, their plan did not include a sober driver, and once alcohol goes to work on the frontal lobe, decision making becomes seriously flawed.If she does have a drug problem , I wish her luck, and a lifetime of sobriety after rehab.
Beating her up on social media won't change history.

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Unfortunately nothing can bring back Alyson Krzanak and Frank is right, beating Hannah up on social media doesn't change a thing. We can all pray and hope that, in getting treatment, she beats any addiction so that she never drives drunk again so that no more lives are taken by this young woman. I realize that there will always be drink drivers out there but for each and every person who gets treatment, there is always the hope that treatment will be successful so as many lives as possible will be spared.

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Well I disagree Sheila, she did this and therefore needs to suffer the consequences of her actions. One of which is people expressing their feelings about this on social media. To make matters worse she incurred another intoxication incident while still dealing with the courts on this one. Like she is entitled to still make bad choices after the results of the last one haven't been put to rest.

That entitlement comes from people like yourself who are busy shaming the victims of her actions for voicing their feelings rather than having her face the consequences of her actions.

I hope she beats the addictions as well, but that doesn't give her a pass on hearing what the reactions and consequences of her choice mean to those around her.

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When did it become ok to defend and enable an offender, and ok to shame and criticize victims and the general public?

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" We can all pray and hope that, in getting treatment, she beats any addiction..."

There is no beating an addiction.

She may "dry out" and remain on the sobriety wagon for a number of years, but she will always be an alcoholic. There is no cure for alcoholism, or drug addiction, only treatment.

Inebriation, or high on drugs, is no excuse for getting behind the wheel, causing and accident and killing someone.

Her problems are of her own doing. A life has been lost too early, and THAT is where sympathies should be. Not for Dibble.

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There you are both right and wrong Ray.... Its true once you are an addict there is no "not being an addict" anymore. But people, especially those in program beat it every day, one day at a time. Like any disability it takes work to overcome but it's very unfair to those with years or decades of hard fought for sobriety to say that it is unbeatable.

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Don't misunderstand what I said Kyle. I know people can beat it if they work at it, i.e treatment and management.

All I said was there is no cure for alcoholism or drug addiction. There is hope for people, but they have to WANT to treat and manage their problem. If they're not sincere about doing something about it, it will not happen, and no treatment program will help.

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Kyle, I agree that she should face the consequences of her actions,, please don
t get me wrong,, All i meant by what i said was,, (and i guess i left that part out of my comment) is: since she is going to rehab first (from what i understand, there is still going to be a trial), hopefully the treatment will be successful and once she gets out of jail, back in society, i pray that she never drives drink again. I do NOT think "just" rehab is enough... I also want to see her fully pay for what she has done to all of the victims and their families. If she gets anything out of rehab , though, then this will be one less drunk driver on the streets.

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I just don't get any satisfaction beating her up when the system will take care of punishment.
We can berate her until the cows come home and not one thing that happened that night will ever change.If you go out, and consuming alcohol is part of your plan, be smart, arrange a ride with a sober driver before you have your first drink.
I just hope she wants sobriety, because forced rehab usually means failure.

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