A 22-year-old man charged with DUI in a boating accident that killed a passenger has pled not guilty to the charges. The crash occurred on Castle Rock Lake in July, when the defendant was driving a boat after partying. He was allegedly drinking at the time and ran into a bridge pillar, killing a male passenger. A blood alcohol test registered the driver's BAC at .13 percent at the hospital following the crash.The driver is charged with homicide as well as intoxicated operation of a boat. When he was brought into court to enter a plea, he remained silent, and the judge eventually entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of the defendant. There is no information at this point on a possible bond for the driver or on the reason he refused to enter a plea.
A 30-year-old Milwaukee resident was charged with driving in the wrong direction and causing an auto accident on Interstate 94. According to the complaint, the suspect was driving a car south in the northbound lanes in a portion of the interstate that had been closed to traffic. He collided with the back of an interstate worker's truck. The accident caused injuries to the man as well as two other people: an a passenger in the his vehicle and an interstate worker.Officers arriving on the scene noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man. Despite his initial refusal to submit to a BAC test, the man was transported to a hospital and was held down by a trooper and five security officers to get the blood for the test. The man also claimed that he had not been driving, but both his brother and a witness told the police that he was driving the car.