Fort Wayne woman gets home detention for boat accident

Published: Aug. 4, 2018 at 12:22 AM EDT
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A Fort Wayne woman who caused a boat accident that injured several people on a northeastern Indiana lake has been sentenced to 180 days of home detention.

WANE-TV reports 21-year-old Dominique M. Effinger learned her punishment Friday after she pleaded guilty to one count of criminal recklessness. A judge also ordered her to pay more than $110,000 in restitution to the victims of the accident.

Effinger was driving a 21-foot motorboat on Lake Gage in July 2017 when the boat went out of control. Ten people, all of whom had been drinking, were thrown from the boat into the lake about 35 miles north of Fort Wayne.

Several people were injured. Two women suffered serious injuries, one with skull fractures and broken bones and the other with an arm injury.


Information from: WANE-TV,

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8/3/2018 5:17:14 PM (GMT -4:00)