A drunk driver who crashed into a utility pole leaving his passenger critically injured will serve a half-year behind bars.
The drunk driver, Richard A. Borum Jr., 68, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of vehicular assault, reckless endangerment and second-offense driving on a revoked license. He was directed to serve 180 days of a three-year sentence, perform 64 hours public service work and lose his driver license for one year.
His jail time comes for a wreck that happened just before Christmas on Francis Ferry Road. Investigators say Borum was driving a 1990 Cadillac when he lost control causing it to run onto the shoulder of the northbound lane. The vehicle then traveled down a ditch line before colliding with a utility pole. The impact caused the car to overturn and come to rest on its top on the roadway.
Borum’s passenger, Teddy Ready, was airlifted from the scene suffering broken bones. Borum was also treated for less serious injuries. It was later learned Borum had picked up Ready only minutes before. Troopers say Borum had consumed medication and alcohol to the point he was extremely impaired.