MCSO PRESS RELEASE: Injury Boat Accident / OUI Arrest


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Mohave County Sheriff’s Waterways deputies responded to a two watercraft accident with injury in the area of Cattail Cove on Lake Havasu Sunday (9/4) evening. Approximately 7:47 p.m., deputies responded to the scene of where a personal watercraft struck a boat. Two brothers from Covina California, identified as Jason and Jacob Wright were each traveling to Havasu Springs on their 1996 Yamaha personal watercraft with no navigation lights. While traveling southbound, both subjects stated they did not see lights from a boat. Jacob Wright struck the boat broadside causing injury to himself and damage to his PWC. The boat received no visible damage. Jacob Wright, 26, was transported to Havasu Springs by Lake Havasu City Fire boat personnel to meet with an awaiting ambulance. Jacob was transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center with minor injury.

Investigations determined that Jason Wright had been consuming alcohol. Jason Wright, 20, was arrested for OUI and OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08%, misdemeanors. Following the field sobriety tests (FST’s), Jason Wright was taken into custody and transported to Contact Point where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .114%. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.

This accident remains under investigation as alcohol level results are pending for Jacob Wright.