WAILUKU - A woman has been placed on one year's probation after pleading no contest to a reduced charge in connection with a head-on crash on Honoapiilani Highway that injured two people.
Adrian Borden, 34, had been incarcerated for more than five months after being arrested in November in the Virgin Islands and being extradited to Maui in the case.
Originally charged with two counts of first-degree negligent injury, she pleaded no contest to second-degree negligent injury for the June 4, 2006, collision that occurred after 5 p.m. near Ukumehame.
Witnesses told police that Borden was driving a Dodge Neon that was speeding and overtaking other vehicles heading in the Maalaea direction on the highway when the car crossed double-solid yellow centerlines to collide into a Lahaina-bound Chrysler Sebring, according to court records. Along with Borden, the Sebring driver and his passenger were taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Police reported seeing a 41-ounce malt liquor bottle in the front passenger seat of the Neon. Borden's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.113 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, and the active ingredient of marijuana was found in her system, according to court records. Police traffic investigators calculated her speed at 58 mph in the 45-mph zone.
The 54-year-old Missouri man driving the Sebring suffered multiple fractures, including ones to his skull, nasal and orbital bones, thigh, leg and foot and now lives in an assisted-care facility, according to court documents.
As part of her sentence imposed May 3, Borden was ordered to write a letter apologizing to the victim.