Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Two Killed in Lake Murray Boat Crash Were Legally Drunk

The Batesburg-Leesville couple that died in a boat crash on Lake Murray last Friday night were legally drunk according to initial test results.  The blood-alcohol level of driver Timothy Jones was 0.357 and that of rider Kimberly Bailey was 0.187, chief deputy Lexington County coroner Randy Martin said.  Anyone with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 is considered legally impaired in operating a boat in South Carolina.   The driver was over the limit by over 300%!

This driver hit a dock extending 60 feet into the water at the point of only 12 feet from the shoreline.  The boat was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed and sliced the dock in half upon impact.

Boating Under the Influence is ILLEGAL AND DANGEROUS!  Don't do it.


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