Middletown Man Indicted in Fatal Boat Collision
A boater who allegedly was drunk when his vessel collided with another on a central New Jersey river two years ago has been indicted on a vehicular homicide charge.
A Monmouth County grand jury handed up the indictment against George Harrington on Monday.
The 41-year-old Middletown man was released after posting $150,000 bail. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Harrington’s lawyer, Christopher Adams, tells the Asbury Park Press that Harrington maintains his innocence.
The charge stems from a July 2011 crash on the Navesink River in Middletown.
Authorities say Harrington was operating a Boston Whaler that collided with a Stingray powerboat. Christopher Plante, a 50-year-old Keansburg resident who was in the powerboat, was killed in the accident.
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