Police reported that on Saturday night, a Michigan man operating a boat struck a break wall in Tecumseh.
According to Windsor News, the police, Tecumseh fire department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were all called to the 1400 block of Riverside Drive near Manning Road at about 11:45 p.m. that night.
Upon arriving at the scene, police noted that a 32-foot vessel, registered in Michigan, had crashed into a break wall. There were eight occupants on board the boat at the time of the incident. Two of the occupants were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detroit Man Faces Charges
A 51-year-old man from Detroit, Michigan has been charged with operating the vessel while impaired – his blood alcohol concentration at the time was over 80. The Michigan man was also charged with “operation causing bodily harm.” Essentially, this offence means the man was operating the boat in a manner that was not only dangerous but which also resulted in bodily harm to others.
The charged Michigan man has been released but will have to return for his scheduled court date in Windsor to face these charges.
The remaining occupants on board the boat were turned over to the Canada Border Services Agency.
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