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Adams man charged with causing fatal drunken boating crash

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JUNEAU COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - An Adams man is due in court Tuesday on charges that he killed a man and injured several others in a drunken boating crash.

22-year-old Christopher Collins will have the status of his case reviewed in Juneau County Circuit Court.

A plea hearing is currently set for December 13th on two felony charges related to homicide by drunk boating, and two misdemeanor counts of causing injury in the same manner.

Prosecutors said Collins was driving a boat with four passengers the night of July 21st on Castle Rock Lake when he hit a bridge support which threw his passengers forward. 23-year-old Michael Miklavicic of Friendship died.

According to authorities, Collins claimed he heard a warning – and he tried to steer around the bridge support but couldn’t.

His blood alcohol level at the time was 0.13, over one-and-a-half times the minimum level for intoxication. 

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