FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Glenn Borken was riding his scooter just after midnight Tuesday on Federal Highway and Wilson St. in Hollywood.
“I saw him earlier that night,” said his sister Vicki Borken, while fighting back tears. “You just don’t know when the last time is.”
His family is devastated, especially learning he was killed by an accused drunk driver.
Oleg Moskvin is charged in the death.
Investigators say his wife called police just minutes before the accident happened, saying Moskvin was drunk and left the house carrying another bottle.
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“She was concerned for the general public that her husband was drunk and a danger on the roadway,” Judge John Hurley read from the police report during a bond hearing Wednesday morning.
Witnesses told police after Borgen was hit they saw Moskvin get out of the car still carrying a bottle. “They saw the defendant walk around with an unknown bottle in his hand and toss the bottle into some bushes or parking lot nearby,” Hurley read, “the police located the bottle, bottle of wine.”
That’s when investigators say Moskvin admitted he was drunk.
“The defendant was yelling and belligerent,” Hurley continued reading, “the defendant spontaneously stated that he had been drinking and was drunk. He allegedly said, ‘I’m drunk, I killed somebody.'”
Borken’s friends are stunned by his death.
“(He was) a big friend man, and very very gentle,” remembered his friend Gerald Thornburn.
He and others are also angry that an accused drunk driver is responsible.
“He deserves to pay,” said Denise Drugen, “especially for taking a man’s life on a drunk driving charge. It’s very sad.”
Moskvin is being held with no bond. His wife told investigators that he planned to return to Russia in the next couple of weeks to look for work.