Posted May 7, 2012
Lincoln police have identified the 19-year-old man who allegedly operated a motorboat this weekend while drunk. Nebraska Game & Parks booked Kyle Garrett Saturday for driving under the influence while boating.
Police say Garrett collided with a drifting sailboat Friday night at Branched Oak Lake near Lincoln. Eight people were taken to hospitals with various injuries.
Garrett was among those treated. He was then released to the custody of the Lancaster County Jail.
Garrett had another run-in with the law in October 2011. Court records show he was convicted of his first DUI and possessing marijuana of one ounce or less.
Two people face charges after a boat collision Friday evening at Branched Oak Lake near Lincoln.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says eight people were taken to hospitals after a motorboat collided with a drifting sailboat. Details of their injuries have not been released. Both watercraft sustained major damage.
The commission says a 19-year-old Lincoln man who was operating the motorboat was treated at a hospital then taken to the Lancaster County jail. He's suspected of boating under the influence and being a minor in possession of alcohol.
A 19-year-old passenger in the motorboat is also suspected of being a minor in possession of alcohol.
The suspects' names have not been released.
State and local authorities continue to investigate the crash.