Warrant issued in Priest Lake boat crash

Published On: Oct 29 2012 09:11:19 AM PDT
SANDPOINT, Idaho -

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Seattle man charged after three people were injured in a July 4 boat collision on Priest Lake.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Magistrate Barbara Buchanan issued the warrant for Todd Frederick Stauber, 38, on Friday after he failed to appear in court on a summons.

The case against Stauber is sealed, but Bonner County sheriff's officials have indicated the investigation involved the negligent operation of a boat.

Preliminary accounts of the crash indicated a ski boat collided with the side of a 31-foot cabin cruiser. Bonner County EMS officials say one person was flown to Kootenai Medical Center with serious head trauma and two others were driven to the hospital.

It was not clear if Stauber was among the injured.