Why Was This Boater Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison?
A judge sentenced a woman to seven years in prison last month for a boating accident that happened in December of 2013. That day, the boater and her boyfriend were drinking and enjoying the weather when she drove her 18-foot boat into a piling underneath the Old Griffin Road Bridge in Dania Beach, Florida. A surveillance…Read More
Did Speed and Alcohol Cause a Fatal Michigan Boat Accident?
According to the Macomb Daily, alcohol and speed are being investigated in connection to a fatal recreational boat accident that took place on September 12 on Lake St. Clair in Michigan. The accident reportedly involved two boats that collided, resulting in the drowning death of a 43-year-old female passenger aboard one vessel. The incident took…Read More
Surgeon Charged in Drunk Boating Accident
WFMJ-TV reported recently that a surgeon in Ohio was charged in connection to a fatal boat accident on Berlin Lake. According to the news outlet, Dr. Joseph Yurich has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence. Since his arrest, he has been free…Read More
Woman Sentenced For Fatal S.C. Boat Accident
According to the Independent Mail, a South Carolina woman was sentenced to one year in jail recently after she was involved in a boat accident last year that killed a 9-year-old and 5-month old. The news source reported that Dawn Thompson, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter. She was sentenced to jail,…Read More
Two Men Indicted in ‘Naut Guilty’ Boat Accident
Updating a story that we have been following recently, two Boston men have been indicted on charges relating to the Naut Guilty boat accident that resulted in a woman losing her arm. According to the Boston Globe, attorney Benjamin P. Urbelis, 33, has been indicted on charges of negligent operation of a boat, operating a…Read More
How Can I Avoid a Fourth of July Boat Accident?
With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, our maritime attorneys expect heavy boating traffic along the coast. Because of this, we would like to offer you some safety tips, so that you can avoid a Fourth of July boating accident. The U.S. Coast Guard recommends doing the following this holiday: Wear…Read More
Second Man Charged for ‘Naut Guilty’ Boating Accident
Updating a story that we have been following recently, a second man has been arrested in connection to a Boston Harbor boating accident in which a teenager lost part of her arm after she was struck by the vessel’s propeller. According to the Boston Globe, Alexander Williams, 24, allegedly started the Naut Guilty’s engine while…Read More
Are OUIs Common in Massachusetts?
As we reported in our blog earlier this month, alcohol use is a factor in almost a third of all recreational boating fatalities in our country. Sadly, an investigation by the Boston Herald indicates that state officials may not be targeting drunken boaters enough. According to the news outlet, Massachusetts Environmental Police have made only…Read More
Boston Lawyer Charged With Drunk Boating
Sadly, a Boston attorney was recently charged with operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol following a boating accident that resulted in a young woman losing her arm. According to Boston.com, Benjamin Urbelis, 33, has been charged with “operating a boat while under the influence causing serious bodily injury, negligent operation of a boat…Read More
Avoid Memorial Day Drunk Boating
If you plan to enjoy recreational activities this Memorial Day weekend, make sure that you avoid reckless behavior such as drunk boating. Alcohol affects a person’s balance, judgment and reaction time—this is a dangerous mix when someone is operating a boat. Many fatal recreational boating accidents are the result of intoxicated operators—in fact, according to…Read More
Drunk Boating Accidents: How Can an Attorney Help?
We have brought up several times in previous blogs the dangers of drunken recreational boating. Sadly, alcohol use is a factor in almost a third of all recreational boating fatalities in the U.S., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. With this in mind, a former state delegate in Maryland who was convicted of drunken boating…Read More
Drunk Boater Hits Rock, Sinks Vessel in Boston Harbor
On average, alcohol use is a factor in almost a third of all recreational boating fatalities in the U.S., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Thankfully, a recreational boating accident that occurred in Boston Harbor in late September did not result in any fatalities. Still, it did leave a vessel sunk in the harbor and…Read More
Long Island Man Charged After Deadly Boating Accident
Boating while drinking is never a smart idea and can lead to tragic consequences. Even when a boat’s captain refrains from having a drink, a boat trip full of drunk passengers can end in tragedy just as easily—the better move is not to have alcohol onboard at all. In a horrific boating accident earlier this…Read More
Connecticut Man Arrested After Drunk Boating Accident
Connecticut Man Arrested After Drunk Boating Accident Here at Latti & Anderson LLP, we have said it before, and we will keep saying it until people start to understand: drinking while boating is stupid and dangerous. Doing so not only puts boaters’ own lives at risk, it risks the lives of anyone else around them.…Read More