Posted 4:27 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2008
The case of a Riverside man accused of hitting and killing bicyclist Joseph Borselio in a drunk driving crash has been continued until Jan. 7.
Stamford Superior Court Judge Barbara Brazzel-Massaro continued the case during a short appearance on Monday morning so the State’s Attorney’s Office would have enough time to provide defense attorney James Pastore with information as part of the discovery process. Mr. Pastore is defending Riverside resident Joseph Moore, 24, who has been charged with second degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle, driving under the influence, evading responsibility in a fatal crash, unsafe movement and failure to exercise due care to avoid a pedestrian.
Police allege that Mr. Moore was intoxicated when he struck Mr. Borselio, 20, who was riding his bicycle on Sheephill Road near Sound Beach Avenue Extension about 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 5. Toxicology reports allegedly showed Mr. Moore’s blood alcohol content far above the legal limit and police say he attempted to leave the scene of the accident before driving off the road and crashing into a utility pole a short distance away. Police responding to the scene found Mr. Moore by his car near the pole. The car, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, reportedly had windshield damage and police say it was from when Mr. Borselio struck it after being hit.
Mr. Borselio was found deceased at the scene.....
.....When asked about his client’s state of mind with the charges looming, Mr. Pastore said he was experiencing a lot of emotions.
“He’s nervous and devastated and sad,” Mr. Pastore said. “It’s the normal emotions anyone would experience after a horrible accident where someone lost a life.”
Mr. Pastore would not comment on whether Mr. Moore obeyed a stop sign on Sheephill Road where the incident took place and when asked if his client had been intoxicated at the time he advised reporters to “read the warrant.” The arrest warrant in this case has not been made publicly available.
Police Sgt. Timothy Berry, who lead the investigation into the incident, told the Post last week that Mr. Moore had not made any statements to officers to give his version of the events on the advice of counsel. Mr. Pastore said Monday that it was his client’s right to not give a statement.
“Gotta love the constitution,” Mr. Pastore said......
.....Stamford based attorney Lindy Urso also appeared during the proceeding. He said he is now representing the Borselio family and gave the proper paperwork to Judge Brazzel-Massaro. Mr. Urso, who spoke to the Post on Monday, said the family “is considering all the options” when asked if they were considering a civil suit against Mr. Moore.
“They feel the prosecution here will be the beginning of the healing process,” Mr. Urso said. “Obviously nothing will bring Joe back, but a stiff punishment here will, hopefully, provide a real deterrent in the future so other families will not have to go through what they are going through.”
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