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Driver Gets 5 Years For Running Over & Killing Man Lying in Street

A Joliet man took a five year prison sentence for drunkenly driving over a man lying in the road.

A Joliet man was sentenced to five years in prison for running over a person lying across East Washington Street.

Vincent Borgic, 61, had been found guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol at the conclusion of a trial before Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak earlier this year.

Borgic ran over Scott Zolecki in July 2011. Zolecki was intoxicated and lying down on East Washington Street at the time.

"Borgic, who admitted coming from a bar, told police he never saw the victim before running him over with his Dodge Challenger at about 10:30 p.m. that night," according to a statement from Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow's office. "He told police he had no idea what happened."

But witnesses testified at the trial that other motorists managed to drive around Zolecki without hitting or killing him.

"Witnesses also reported that Borgic got out of his car and smoked a cigarette but made no attempt to help Zolecki," the statement from Glasgow's office said.

"While he showed no concern for the victim, Borgic stated in the presence of police and civilian witnesses that there had better be no damage to his vehicle," the statement said. "The defendant refused field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer, but a blood standard provided later at the hospital revealed a blood-alcohol level of .208."

Zolecki was taken to Silver Cross Hospital and later transferred to Loyola Medical Center. He succumbed to head injuries at Loyola.

Borgic  was on court supervision for a previous previous driving under the influence arrest when he struck Zolecki, according to Glasgow's office.

Glasgow thanked prosecutors Frank Byers and Andrew Kramer for their work on the case. He also credited the Joliet Police, particularly Officer Shawn Wascher.

“One of the critical steps officers took at the scene was to place the defendant in front of a squad car with video recording equipment,” Glasgow said. “This strengthened the case immensely by giving the judge the opportunity to witness Vincent Borgic’s callous behavior after he ran over Scott Zolecki.”

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D.Jones May 17, 2013 at 04:15 PM
I was not there, however, I heard that Mr Zolecki was walking on the shoulder of the road, and had been hit by another car, which resulted him lying in the street. Cars were swerving to miss him instead of stopping as the car that first hit him did not do either. Mr Borgic proceeded to run over him again......drunk and stopped. Shame on all those who passed by him, and shame on Mr. Borgic for making it a habit to drink and drive.
D.Jones May 17, 2013 at 04:18 PM
And let me add Mr. Zolecki was a friend of mine for many years.....he walked everywhere he went as that was his mode of transportation.....
myglockshoots45s May 18, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Yeah, the glock22shoots blanks has no life. Usually full of banter. He lives in his mommies basement, and has been known to frequent the library to use the computer.
truthbetold May 19, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I know a man that's had several DUI's had the machine in the car and flunked that several times and still drives drunk and has NEVER went to prison. One he kills someone only half his record will be in here cause that will reveal the police and judicial system is letting these people slip through the holes
truthbetold May 19, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Zolecki sounds like if he had transportation he would of gotten a DUI also

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