Colorado Student Arrested for Drunk Boating Accident Serves as Warning for Labor Day Celebrations

A Colorado State University student was arrested after a boating accident that left a 22-year-old with severe cuts along the entire right side of his body. According to The Coloradoan, student Christopher Feller was driving a boat towards shore in late June when a 22-year-old man jumped out and was run over by Feller’s boat. The man suffered deep cuts from the boat’s propeller.

Feller was arrested under the suspicion of boating under the influence and felony vehicular assault.

Accidents like these are all too prevalent around Labor Day. Whether celebrating on land or on the water, it is important to take precautions to avoid severe injuries due to reckless behavior such as boating while intoxicated. The Coast Guard estimates that drunk boating accounts for up to one third of all boating fatalities, which makes it the number one cause of fatal boating accidents.

Avoid operating boats or recreational water vehicles if you have been drinking this Labor Day, and do not allow someone else to transport you if they are under the influence. Drunk boating accidents can lead to serious injury or even death.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a drunk boating accident, Boston contact our maritime law attorneys today for a free consultation.

Latti & Anderson’s Little Extra: A Coast Guard study found that boat operators with a BAC above .10 were 10 times more likely to be killed in a boating accident than those with 0 BAC.

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