GEORGETOWN, Del.– Authorities say a Lewes man has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment charges in connection with an accident last August in which a man on a sandbar was struck and injured by Purdy's personal watercraft as he operated it near Massey's Landing while under the influence of alcohol.
Keith T. Purdy, 57, appeared in Delaware Superior Court on Wednesday where he entered a guilty plea to two counts of second-degree assault by vessel, operation of a vessel under the influence, two counts of second-degree reckless endangering and reckless operation of a vessel. He was sentenced to six months confinement, suspended in favor of one year supervised probation. He also was fined $575.
Personal watercraft are subject to the same rules and requirements as any other vessel in Delaware waters, said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of the Delaware Boating Safety Office.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:12:14 GMT
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