Man pleads guilty of DUI manslaughter of Navarre resident
Thursday, 27 January 2011 12:12
The Alabama man who killed a Navarre resident in a head-on collision in May has pleaded guilty to the drunken, fatal crash.
Robert Koroly, of Gulf Shores, Ala., pleaded guilty in Escambia County Jan. 24 to DUI manslaughter and DUI with serious bodily injury. The 30-year-old faces up to 20 years in prison at his March 21 sentencing.
Around 5:24 a.m. on May 1, Navarre resident Johnny Robinson, 55, was traveling southbound on I-110 in Pensacola when 30 year-old Robert Koroly struck Robinson’s 2005 Chevrolet. According to a report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, Koroly was traveling northbound in a southbound lane and “failed to observe . . . oncoming traffic.” The driver behind Robinson, 26-year-old Clarence Jordan, was injured in the crash.
Jordan and Koroly were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Both were listed in serious condition. Robinson was taken to Baptist Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Blood tests showed Koroly had a blood alcohol content of 0.166 and 0.167. State law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.