NEW YORK (1010 WINS/CBS 2) — A Long Island man accused of killing a police officer in a fiery crash last year pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular manslaughter and aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Jose Borbon, 24, of Plainview, admitted to being drunk and talking on his cell phone when he smashed into Officer Glen Ciano’s police car in Commack on the morning of Feb. 22, 2009.
Ciano, 45, was killed when the cruisers crashed into a utility pole and exploded in flames.
Borbon, who was arrested twice in two months for driving under the influence, faces five to 15 years behind bars.
Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 22.