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
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)

(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.

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Jul 28, 2013 10:08 AM CDT
As far as everybody being held responsible is a joke a stupid one at that. The driver of the boat just like a car or whatever someone drives the driver is the one who is suppose to be sober. If the driver was drunk and everybody else was drunk than you would have hoped they would of used better judgment at least one of them. If the driver was driving to fast & recklessly and any of the other people on the boat new this I would think someone would have yelled at him to slow down pull over or beach it as soon as he could sober up. Who knows what went on it will all come out during his trial.
Jul 28, 2013 4:20 AM CDT
Driving a boat drunk goes on all the time. They have a lot of trouble in Maine with that.
Jul 27, 2013 8:33 PM CDT
And how many others besides the boat operator had been drinking? Sorry, but in my opinion, everyone on this boat share responsibility for this accident.