JoJo John back in court in fatal Hudson River boat crash

Marcus Solis reports from New City.
March 28, 2014 8:42:33 AM PDT
The case of a deadly boating crash on the Hudson River returned to court in Rockland County Friday.

JoJo John is accused of crashing a powerboat near the Tappan Zee Bridge last summer, killing a bride-to-be and the best man.

They were thrown from the boat and drowned on July 26 after the boat hit the stationary barge involved in the construction of a new bridge.

The 35-year-old John and his surviving passengers say the barge was not lit and was impossible to see.

John is charged in an 18-count indictment with multiple counts of manslaughter.

The district attorney says John had nearly double the legal amount of alcohol and traces of cocaine in his system.

The case has been on hold since January.

John admitted he'd been drinking all day prior to the crash.

He has pleaded not guilty to a string of charges, including vehicular manslaughter.

John's lawyer made some motions to the judge, who will make a decision on them in the future.

He is due back in court on April 22. No trial date has been set yet.

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