August 8, 2022

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DNR report cites alcohol, speed as factors in Fox River boat

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office environment introduced movie Thursday of a powerboat colliding with an evening cruise on the Fox River previously this thirty day period. It also produced the DNR crash report which identifies Jason Lindemann, 52, as the proprietor and operator of the powerboat and states liquor and too much velocity ended up among the a number of elements for the crash, which took place soon ahead of 10 P.M. on Saturday, July 9.

The online video exhibits the Lindemann’s four-engine powerboat move in entrance of the waterway digital camera and then make a wide arc immediately into the route of the On the Loos sternwheel boat. Both equally boats are rocked by the collision. The sternwheel boat drifts to the remaining of the digicam when the powerboat proceeds floating to the suitable.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Place of work released surveillance movie displaying the collision

Travellers say the operator of the powerboat dimmed the lights whilst leaving the scene.

The DNR estimates the powerboat was traveling wherever from 21 to 40 miles for each hour when it crashed into the two-story paddleboat, which was traveling below 10 MPH.

The DNR crash report states there were being 51 people today on the sternwheel boat. Twelve endured accidents that expected remedy past initially aid. A 48-year-outdated Oshkosh female was admitted to the healthcare facility for a back injury. Most of the other accidents were being sprains and strains of the back, legs, neck or shoulder.

As a result of the DNR report, we study for the initial time a passenger on Lindemann’s boat obtained healthcare treatment. A 57-calendar year-aged male experienced a back again injuries and cuts to the confront.

The crash report says careless/reckless procedure, liquor use, extreme pace, improper lookout, navigation rules violation, and operator inattention all contributed to the crash.

Lindemann appeared in court docket final 7 days and was introduced after submitting a $10,000 bond. He was not arrested right up until Tuesday, a few days after the crash. The DNR report claims he was not given an alcohol exam. In court docket past 7 days, prosecutors reported Lindemann was on security digicam prior to the crash consuming inside the bar he owns, Dockside Tavern. Lindemann’s lawyer mentioned it just cannot be proven regardless of whether it was alcohol in the glass.

We’re continue to waiting for criminal costs and a felony criticism to be filed with the court docket, so it’s unclear when Lindemann will make his following court docket physical appearance.

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