Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on October 24th, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Jeremy Jordan pled guilty yesterday to second-degree assault and drunk driving. Back in May, Jordan sped out of a Safeway parking lot and struck Eric Davidson as he pedaled down Fremont Street in Northeast Portland.
Jordan, who was angry at being refused alcohol by the store clerk, left Eric lying in the road and was arrested a short time thereafter. Jordan had a blood-alcohol level of .18 and Davidson had a blood alcohol level of .25.*
The Oregonian reports:
Jeremy Keith Jordan, 31, is expected to be sentenced next month to almost six years in prison.
Meanwhile, Eric is still recovering from the collision and his wife Anna-Carin continues to share a daily journal of their struggles and triumphs on her blog.
The Oregonian wrote a long piece about Eric in the paper today. Here’s a snip:
Every day, Anna-Carin visited her husband at the hospital, at a nursing home and now, the Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon in Northwest Portland. He might return home next week because he isn’t making the progress necessary to stay at the rehabilitation center. The couple’s medical insurance is no longer willing to pay for his stay, according to their attorney Richard Lane.
KGW also covers the guilty plea today and has more from Anna-Carin.
There are a lot of ways you can help the Davidson family; they need meals, they need money, they need people to remember they are not forgotten. Go to the blog and check the sidebar for more details on how to help.
*NOTE: I added the information about the BAC levels for both Jordan and Davidson after this story was originally published.