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Jury trial begins for man charged with homicide after 2017 crash

A jury selection and trial are scheduled to begin Tuesday for a man accused of vehicular homicide. Jordan Lee Borland of Lisbon, N.D., was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram south on state Highway 1 on April 13, 2017, when he missed a curve and rolled the ...

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A jury selection and trial are scheduled to begin Tuesday for a man accused of vehicular homicide.

Jordan Lee Borland of Lisbon, N.D., was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram south on state Highway 1 on April 13, 2017, when he missed a curve and rolled the car 8 miles south of Pekin, N.D., an affidavit for his arrest said.

Borland and the passenger, 23-year-old Kevin Lemna of Enderlin, N.D., were not wearing seatbelts, according to the affidavit. Lemna died at the scene and Borland was treated at the hospital for injures, court documents said.

Borland was charged Oct. 17, 2017, after records said officials believe he had been intoxicated while driving the night of the crash.

Borland has been convicted of three traffic violations since the accident. In February he was cited for not wearing his seatbelt and in May he was charged for not providing a child restraint device and ignoring a stop sign.

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Jury selection and trial is scheduled to continue until Oct. 12 in the Nelson County Courthouse. If convicted, Borland could spend up to 20 years behind bars.

Related Topics: CRASHESNELSON COUNTY
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