Motor-boat strikes a kayak and paddle-boat in Kingston causing injuries
A kayaker and two paddle-boaters were injured Friday when they were struck by a motor boat allegedly driven by an intoxicated man in Kingston, police said.
Members of state, county and local agencies responded to Smelt Pond just before 5:30 p.m. for the accident, according to Kingston Police Sergeant Zachary Potrykus.
Upon arrival, authorities determined that the motor boat, driven by Joseph Carroll, 37, of Florida, struck and capsized a kayak and a two-person paddle-boat, and barely missed a canoe, Potrykus said.
State environmental police arrested Carroll charged him with driving a boat under the influence of alcohol causing serious injury and unsafe operation of a boat, according to Potrykus.
Police said the 41-year-old man in the kayak suffered a non-life-threatening, but serious, head injury, and the two women in the paddle-boat, who were in their mid-twenties, suffered minor injuries. The man and one of the women were transported to Jordan Hospital.
Carroll is to be arraigned Monday morning in Plymouth County District Court. The incident remains under investigation.
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You must mean for the motorboat|
Posted by: ezwater on Jul-06-13 8:58 PM (EST)
drivers to be careful, because paddlecraft seldom are able to evade careening powerboats.
an intoxicated powerboater??|
Posted by: daggermat on Jul-06-13 10:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: Kudzu on Jul-07-13 5:32 AM (EST)
I like to be off the water by 1:00 or 2:00 PM. Drunks tend to start getting pretty high then. I never ride my road bicycle on a Friday or Saturday afternoon for the same reason.
Not only drunks ... "novices" too ...|
Posted by: nebeginner on Jul-07-13 11:38 AM (EST)
A few days ago, I begin to notice this boat, coming up behind me, going slow, a tad faster than me, paralleling my course, maybe 200 feet away. One of those open type center consol outboards, square front, maybe 18 to 21 foot. Trailerable kind of boat, coming from a public ramp area. Nice big canopy top to keep the sun off dad as well as the back sitting area, mom sunning herself in the front, fishing poles off the back, one with line in the water, and two kids hanging on as the boat rolled in the 1 - 2 foot swells.