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DA: boat driver in fatal crash was drunk

The driver of a boat that crashed into a barge on the lower Hudson River, killing a bride-to-be and her groom’s best man, had a blood alcohol level of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit, New York authorities said Thursday.

An 18-count indictment has been handed up against Jojo John in connection with the July crash near the Tappan Zee Bridge, according to a report by CBS Local.

“The defendant is accused of taking the helm of his boat while under the influence of alcohol, being unable to maintain situational awareness and striking a construction barge,” Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said in a statement.

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