N. Idaho powerboat collision case headed for trial
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A case involving a northern Idaho man who police say violated numerous laws by crashing a powerboat into a moored sailboat appears to be going to trial.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports no resolution was reached Thursday at a pretrial hearing and that a trial date is pending for 37-year-old Jonathan Richard Beckley of Sandpoint. He's been charged with grossly negligent operation of a vessel, child endangerment and three violations of Idaho's Safe Boating Act.
Authorities say Beckley on Aug. 12 at about 10:30 p.m. crashed a 1978 Thompson Cuddy cabin powerboat into a moored and unoccupied sailboat, heavily damaging both boats.
A female passenger aboard the powerboat told investigators she suffered a fractured tailbone. Court records say a 4-year-old boy aboard the powerboat wasn't injured.
Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com