Excessive speed, intoxication caused deadly Pend Oreille River boat crash

THAMA, ID. — Excessive speed and intoxication caused a boat crash that killed four people on the Pend Oreille River, according to the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation found that the person manning the boat, Gregory Daiker, was driving around 100 miles per hour and had a BAC of 0.228, well over the 0.08 limit at the time of the crash.

There was also evidence that indicated that Daiker had small levels of Diazepam as well. The Sheriff’s Office said there were also not enough life jackets on the boat required by law.

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BCSO wants to remind you that you can take boating safety classes throughout the season to keep people safe and teach people about boat safety. If you want to learn more about boat safety, you can contact BCSO at (208)-363-8416 extension 3125 or at marine@bonnercountyid.gov.

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