Prison Sentence In Drunken Boating Accident

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Guilford man has drawn prison time for a drunken boating accident that killed a childhood friend.

The New Haven Register reports  that Arthur King Hall was sentenced in New Haven Superior Court on Monday to 10 years in jail suspended after 3 1/2 years with five years of probation for manslaughter with a vessel while under the influence, reckless endangerment and assault.

Hall pleaded no contest in May.

Police said Hall’s blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit when he crashed a Boston Whaler into a seawall on Sept. 3, 2009. The crash killed 25-year-old Jonathan Cook and injured two other passengers.

The case has led to lawsuits against Hall by the victims’ families and prompted state lawmakers to raise penalties for drunken boating.
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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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