On October 16, 2019, at 9:41 p.m., a witness reported that she had seen a vehicle speeding southbound on SR 27 before hearing a big explosion. Leesburg Police responded to the scene and were advised that the driver of a black Chevrolet Corvette had run from the scene. As units searched for him, they found him hiding behind the guardrail in front of Singletery Park–approximately 100 yards from the crash scene.
The arrestee–Jeffrey Borovy–had struck the rear of an Equinox and slide sideways, causing the Equinox to roll and strike 2 other vehicles. Officers on the scene began to conduct a DUI investigation and Borovy was read his Miranda Warning. Upon doing so, he became “belligerent” and as a result, was placed in handcuffs and put in the back of a patrol car.
While conducting the investigation, officers found a receipt from Shamrock Lounge and another from Rodello’s. Contact was made with Shamrock who stated that Borovy had consumed 6 drinks within an hour and a half before they had to kick him out of the lounge.
There was extensive damage to the Equinox, which ended up on its side, and both the driver and passenger were transported with injuries to Orlando Regional by medical helicopter. There was a box truck with damage to the side of it as well. The defendant’s vehicle had major frontend damage.
Contact with Borovy was made by the affiant officer who had him exit the car and removed the handcuffs. The officer reported “I could smell an extremely strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from inside the back of the police car. He looked to be very intoxicated. His eyes were bloodshot glassy, and his speech made no sense. He was incoherent, mumbling, confusing, and I had to repeat instructions and ask him numerous times to pay attention to me. ”
He continued to be belligerent, uncooperative, and otherwise argumentative. As a result, he had to be placed in handcuffs again and was very resistant to their efforts. He was then told that he was under arrest for DUI and transported to the Lake County Jail.
On October 28, 2019, the affiant officer was advised that the driver of the Equinox had succumbed to his injuries on October 27, 2019, and that the cause of death was the result of a complication from blunt force injury he received from the crash. Because of this, Borovy was given the additional charge of DUI manslaughter.