Driver Arrested Over Bride-to-Be Boat Crash Death

Cops believe he was driving drunk

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 27, 2013 5:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – The operator of the boat that crashed on the Hudson River in New York last night, killing a bride-to-be and injuring her fiance and other friends in the wedding party, has been arrested. Cops believe Jojo K. John, 35, was drunk while driving the speedboat, and has been charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter and three counts of second-degree vehicular assault, reports CNN. John is not the registered owner of the boat. Earlier today, police recovered a body believed to be Lindsey Stewart, 30, who was to be married in two weeks. Best man Mark Lennon has still not been found.

Rescue workers on a boat search the Hudson River south of the Tappan Zee Bridge for two people who are believed to have fallen into the water during a boat crash in Piermont, N.Y. on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Two people are missing and four others are injured after...
Rescue workers on a boat search the Hudson River south of the Tappan Zee Bridge for two people who are believed to have fallen into the water during a boat crash in Piermont, N.Y. on Saturday, July 27,...   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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