Standing in the court viewing room at the Yuma County Adult Detention Center, I listened Tuesday morning as Somerton Justice of the Peace Jorge Lozano read the rap sheet for Edgar Borquez, who allegedly was driving the car that struck and killed a teenager early Saturday morning, after which Borquez allegedly fled the scene.
On three previous occasions, according to what Lozano read, Borquez was arrested and convicted of driving while under the influence, and his license had been revoked.
I was under the impression that if you are convicted three times of a DUI offense, that upon your third conviction you will be living in a state prison for a very long time.
Or maybe that’s just in extreme cases.
Well, we certainly have an extreme case now, with or without DUI implications.
Hopefully how the court deals with this case will send a message and help prevent all of us from having to cope with other such tragedies.