Monday, March 21, 2016

I love it when they smirk for their mugshot

It does take a village to raise a child, so the village that brought Kenneth Borys of Bel Air, Maryland has some explaining to do, because Borys, 24 years of age, has not learned something that most toddlers learn while still wearing Garanimals: that if you do something wrong, even by accident, the grown-up thing is to is to remain at the scene and deal with the consequences.

On March 5 of last year, as darkness fell on people cleaning up after a late-season snowfall, Christian Widomski of Fallston was walking down Harford Road, returning a borrowed snow blower, and was fatally hit by a vehicle in front of his home.

The Jeep that hit him and left him for dead sped away from the scene.  It took hundreds of hours for the Maryland State Police (and probably one good phone call from someone who knew something) for an arrest to be made last September, and Borys, identified as the driver, was charged with failure to stop his vehicle and remain at the scene of a collision, failure to immediately stop his vehicle at the scene, failure as the driver involved in an accident to render aid, failure to stop after an accident involving damage and failure to stop his vehicle and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury, police said.

These are all things that a mature responsible man or woman would have done.  A craven coward leaves the scene, leaving the victim to die.

But Borys has reached a plea deal with prosecutors, and could serve just a year and a day in jail when he is sentenced this month. As it happens, Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph Cassilly says Borys had “no criminal liability” in the death of Widomski. Cassilly says that Widomski was walking on an unlit section of road while wearing dark-colored clothing. 

In fact, Cassilly told The Aegis newspaper that if Borys had remained at the scene, “he probably would not be charged with anything.”

"If ands and buts were candy and nuts, what a sweet Christmas this would be" - - "Dandy" Don Meredith

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