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Boater Allegedly 'Driving Drunk' During Crash That Killed Bride-To-Be, Best Man

Boater Allegedly 'Driving Drunk' During Crash That Killed Bride-To-Be, Best Man

(Jen Chung) A grand jury has indicted a man on multiple counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the fatal boat crash that killed his two passengers, a woman two weeks from her marriage and a man who was her fiance's best friend. Additionally, the indictment says that Jojo John had a blood alcohol of 0.15—nearly twice the legal limit, as well as cocaine in his system.

On July 26, John was operating a boat in the Hudson River with Lindsey Stewart, fiance Brian Bond, best man Mark Lennon and a few other friends aboard. The six-passenger Stingray hit one of the construction barges for the Tappan Zee Bridge. Stewart's and Lennon's bodies were missing until search teams found them in the following days. Their bodies did not have life jackets; only two of the four survivors were wearing life jackets. Stewart's and Bond's wedding had been scheduled for August 10.

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