Boater arrested on charge of DUI after crash in Mission Bay
Toddler, Infant on board when father grounded boat
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SAN DIEGO - A San Diego man who crashed his boat was is under arrest Monday on suspicion of boating under the influence.
The man's two young children, who were in the boat at the time of the crash, were taken to the hospital.
When 10News arrived at the scene, an infant was in the back of the ambulance. The baby’s 4-year-old sibling was nearby. Moments later, the two were taken to Rady Children’s Hospital for evaluation.
San Diego lifeguards and police told 10News, the children's father was boating under the influence.
The local man will be checked out a hospital for a head injury he received after being ejected from the boat and then booked into jail. Witnesses reported that the boat hit a shallow island in the middle of Mission Bay.
Our cameras were rolling when the father of the two children took a alcohol breath test, moments later he was handcuffed and taken away in the back of a patrol car.
Nearby, the 19-foot boat took on water as it sat near Ski Beach along Mission Bay.
Three other passengers were also in that boat at the time -- one of the passengers was also ejected from the boat.
San Diego Police Lieutenant Mark Bennett said crashes similar to this are preventable.
Police said the driver will be booked on driving or boating under the influence and child endangerment.
He could also be charged with speeding. Lifeguards said based on witness accounts, they believe he was going 10 to 15 mph at the time of the crash. 10News was told the speed limit is 5 mph once it's dark.
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