Hollywood Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a deadly accident in the early morning hours on Tuesday. Police arrested Oleg Moskvin, 48, and charged him with DUI manslaughter for allegedly driving drunk, with a revoked license, and crashing into and killing Glenn Russell Borken.
According to the police report, on July 7, police got a call from Moskvin’s wife who said her husband was drunk, had been verbally abusing her, and took her car and left the home. Moskvin’s wife also said her husband took an additional bottle of wine with him when he left.
Moskvin’s wife told police she called them because she was concerned for the general public and that he was drunk and a danger on the roadway.
Less than an hour later, police were called to a deadly accident at 1840 North Federal Highway. Police said Oleg Moskvin was driving north and hit Borken’s scooter and then hit another car. According to the police report, Moskvin drove another block and dragged the victim 150 feet before coming to a stop.
Hollywood Fire Recsue declared Borken dead at the scene.
Witnesses at the scene saw the accident and also said Moskvin was walking around with an empty alcohol bottle and tossed it either in the bushes or an empty lot nearby. Police found the bottle and the label said it was 18 percent alcohol.
Police said Moskvin was yelling, belligerent, had bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech at the scene. According to the police report, Moskvin said, “I don’t want to live anymore, I’m drunk, I killed somebody.”
Friends and neighbors of Borken remembered him for his scooter.
"We all knew him from driving his scooter everywhere, to work and everything," said Denise Drugan. "It is just devastating. He was a great guy. He was a Navy veteran."
Moskvin made his first appearance in court Wednesday and was denied bond. Moskvin is a school custodian and lives in Hollywood with his wife and son. His wife said he was planning to go to Russia in two weeks.
Broward Judge John Hurley said without an extradition treaty there's no guarantee Moskvin would return when he deined the bond.
"We've read about it in the news," Judge Hurley said. "We can't get Mr. Snowden back and I have the feeling that Mr. Moskvin could also benefit from that lack of treaty."