NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors have received drug-and-alcohol blood test results on the New York man piloting a motorboat that crashed into a barge, killing a bride-to-be and her groom’s best man.
The Rockland County district attorney’s office says the test results won’t be made public until after they’re presented to a grand jury.
But as WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, authorities said the toxicology report supports their investigation and should lead to an indictment in the summer’s fatal Hudson River barge collision.
“It just seems to corroborate the case,” Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco told Adams. “I think that they are favorable to the investigation and the observations of the officers the day of the incident.”
Stewart would have been married two weeks later; Lennon was to be the best man. They were thrown into the Hudson River when the 1,900-foot boat hit a Tappan Zee construction barge.
Investigators have said they suspect that John, 35, was intoxicated.
“I believe there’ll be more charges that will accompany those charges,” Falco said.
Evidence will likely go before a grand jury later this month.
An attorney for Jojo John maintains alcohol had nothing to do with the fatal crash. Rather, John’s lawyer claims no one saw the barge in the dark because it wasn’t well lit.
The Coast Guard determined the lighting met federal requirements.
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