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Man charged in boating death while drunk in court Tuesday

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Christopher Collins
Christopher Collins

MAUSTON, WI  (WSAU)  -  An Adams man accused of driving a boat while intoxicated and causing a death will be in Juneau County court Tuesday. 22-year-old Christopher R. Collins has a pretrial conference at 9:00 a.m.

Collins allegedly drove a boat on Castle Rock Lake July 21st that struck a bridge pillar, throwing the other passengers forward. One of them was 23-year-old Michael Miklavicic of Friendship, who died from his injuries.

Collins had a point-13 blood alcohol content in a field sobriety test after the incident. Collins faces 25 years in prison if convicted.

A plea hearing is scheduled for December 13 at 12:45 pm.

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