Man arrested in collision that killed boy, 9. A teen, reportedly his brother, also is missing.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Updated 2:45 p.m. June 19 An arrest has been made in the case involving a fatality from a boating collision Monday at Lake Lanier, according to 11alive.com. At a news conference Tuesday morning, DNR officials announced the arrest of Paul J. Bennett in connection with the crash. The 44-year-old faces a charge of boating under the influence; the DNR said more charges are possible, including homicide by vessel and failing to give aid, the 11alive.com report said. The AJC reported that Bennett is from Cumming. DNR spokesman Stephen Adams said Bennett refused medical treatment when he was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. He's being held at the Hall County jail. A DNR ranger found Bennett's boat tied up to another boat at Bald Ridge Marina. …
In an apparent two-boat collision on Lake Lanier, one man was killed and a woman seriously injured over the weekend.
A 59-year-old man killed in a boating accident on Lake Lanier over the weekend, has been identified as Stephen Blake Jones, 59, of Duluth, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Jones and a woman, who was seriously injured in the accident, were in a 32-foot pontoon boat reportedly struck by a ski boat sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight Saturday, said Major Stephen Adams of the Georgia DNR. The couple in the 21-foot ski boat are identified as Steven Parker, 32, and Ashley LeBlanc, 30, both of Cumming, according to Adams. The boat collision is believed to have occurred approximately 200 yards from the face of the dam back toward Lower Overlook Park inside Gwinnett County. Capt. Tommy Rutledge of Gwinnett Fire/EMS …