Joliet man convicted of aggravated DUI in fatality
From Staff Reports February 13, 2013 4:59PM
Vincent E. Borgic
Updated: March 16, 2013 6:21AM
A Joliet man has been found guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after he struck and killed a pedestrian in July 2011, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced.
Vincent E. Borgic, who was 59 at the time of the collision and now is 61, faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced April 25 by Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak, who found Borgic guilty at the conclusion of a bench trial that included testimony from 20 witnesses.
Borgic, of 201 Logan Ave., ran over Scott Zolecki on July 13, 2011, in the 1100 block of East Washington Street in Joliet. Zolecki was intoxicated and lying in the street when he was struck.
Borgic, who admitted coming from a bar, told police he never saw the victim before running him over with his Dodge Challenger about 10:30 p.m. that night and that he had no idea what happened.
Witnesses, however, testified other drivers avoided hitting Zolecki while he was in the street. Witnesses also reported that Borgic got out of his car and smoked a cigarette but made no attempt to help Zolecki.
The victim was rushed to Silver Cross Hospital and later was transferred to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he died July 14, 2011.
A blood standard provided later at the hospital revealed Borgic had blood-alcohol level of .208.