Cop Who Killed Couple Was Drunk, Tests Show
03/21/03
Staff Writer
The off-duty cop whose car killed an immigrant couple on their way to work in Brooklyn on March 4 was drunk, according to test results released by the cityís medical examiner. Rifka and Anton Goldenberg, who worked together at Reisman Brothers kosher bakery in Bensonhurst, died at the scene of the early morning crash, as did Michael McGibbon, a three-year veteran of the police force. Test results showed that McGibbon had three times the legal alcohol limit in his blood at the time of the crash. "It's a bigger shock that a cop, who has been to accident scenes and seen such tragedies, could be so drunk," said Shia Friedman, a manager of the bakery where the Goldenbergs worked. "But to us, the loss still feels the same." The Goldenbergs had emigrated from Ukraine 30 years ago.

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