Richard Alan Shebovsky, of Easton, Maryland, was sentenced February 25, 2016 in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court for killing two people in an alcohol related head-on collision. Shebovsky previously entered a plea of guilty in December, 2015 to two counts of Negligent Manslaughter by automobile in the deaths of Sibasish and Shampa Ghosh of Salisbury, MD.
On March 15, 2015 Shebovsky was driving a Toyota Sienna van at a high rate of speed, the wrong way on Eastbound Rt. 50 when he collided head-on with a passenger vehicle being driven by Sibasish Ghosh, who was traveling Eastbound on Rt. 50 just approaching the base of the Kent Narrows Bridge. Shampa Ghosh was the front seat passenger in the vehicle driven by Sibasish. Shampa Ghosh was pronounced dead at the scene and Sibasish Ghosh was later pronounced dead at the Queenstown Emergency Center. Shebovsky had a blood alcohol content of .20, 2.5 times the legal limit, and was traveling at a minimum speed of 70 mph when he collided head-on with the Ghosh vehicle.
Assistant State’s Attorney, Leigh Dillon, who was the lead prosecutor on the case, told the Court “what’s most important in this case is punishment for Mr. Shebovsky, deterrence to him and deterrence to others. The case before the Court is an example of how every decision that Mr. Shebovsky made on the day this happened was exemplary of his lack of responsibility and selfishness.” Shebovsky is also wanted in Georgia for a DUI charge. Dillon added to the court “I don’t see any value on placing him on probation because he’s just going to violate it.” Dillon’s comments were based on previous cases in which Shebovsky has violated probation. Shebovksy was sentenced to 16 years in prison and ordered to pay $8,507 to the Estate of Sibasish and Shampa Ghosh, which is restitution to pay for the family’s funeral expenses.
Dillon was assisted in prosecuting this case by State’s Attorney Lance Richardson and Deputy State’s Attorney Christine Rickard.