By Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) - A 32-year-old Michigan man has pleaded guilty in a boat crash that killed two people near Harsens Island.

The Times Herald of Port Huron reports ( ) Brandon Verfaillie entered the plea Monday to two counts of operating a vessel while intoxicated and causing death and to one count of operating a vessel while intoxicated, causing serious injury.

Verfaillie was operating a speedboat that crashed into a cabin cruiser in August in a channel of the St. Clair River, killing 52-year-old Robert Koontz of Chesterfield Township and 68-year-old Nancy Axford of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Michigan State Police found Verfaillie’s blood alcohol content was 0.105 shortly after the crash. The legal limit on water is 0.1.

He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the deaths and five years in prison for injury.


Information from: Times Herald,

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