Jojo John pleaded guilty in June to vehicular manslaughter and admitted that he was drunk at the time.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of a Hudson River boat crash that killed a bride-to-be and her groom’s best man.
Jojo John pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter. He’ll serve two years in jail.
Prosecutors say Jojo John was under the influence and at the controls of the 19-foot power boat as it slammed into a construction barge last July, killing Lindsey Stewart and Mark Lennon.
Jojo John of Nyack pleaded not guilty at his arraigned Wednesday in Rockland County Court. The charges include vehicular manslaughter and operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The driver of a boat that crashed into a barge on the Hudson River, killing a bride-to-be and her groom’s best man, had a blood-alcohol level of .15, nearly twice the legal limit, authorities said Thursday.
Authorities said the toxicology report, which hasn’t been made public, supports their investigation and should lead to an indictment in the summer’s fatal Hudson River barge collision.
The families of bride-to-be Lindsey Stewart, 30, and best-man-to-be Mark Lennon, 30, hope the lighthouse could save others’ lives.
Thirty-year-old Mark Lennon was killed when the powerboat he was in crashed into a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge on July 26.
A service for Lindsey Stewart of Piermont was held Thursday at the church in Pearl River where she would have been married Aug. 10.
Cell phone video shot by one of the survivors of a boat crash on the Hudson River shows the last few seconds before it slammed into a barge, prosecutors said Wednesday.
A picturesque Rockland County village has become the epicenter of sadness, as family and friends prepared to say goodbye the victims of the heartbreaking boating accident on the Hudson River.
The deadly collision left groom-to-be Brian Bond grieving for his intended, Lindsey Stewart, and his best friend while facing surgery for his own injuries two weeks before the wedding day.
A body found Sunday in the Hudson River was believed to be a would-be best man, who had been missing and presumed dead after his boat crashed into a barge.
A bride-to-be and a best man were missing Saturday morning, and four others were injured, after a late-night crash on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge.