Man receives DWI in conjunction with Chico Garcia accident

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 4:50pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — The man responsible for the boat crash that injured LSU cheerleading coach Chico Garcia has been charged for the incident.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have arrested Jack Riffle, 41, on four counts of First Degree Negligent Injury, Driving or Operating a Boat while Intoxicated (DWI) and Reckless Operation of a Moving Vessel.

Riffle was the operator of a 19-foot boat that struck and was lodged under a pier in the Diversion Canal in Livingston Parish on August 27 that left all five occupants, including the driver, his wife and two children, and Garcia, with moderate to serious injuries.

Jack Riffle submitted to a blood sample following the boating crash incident, which allegedly showed that he was over the .08 blood alcohol concentration legal limit.

For more information on the boating accident that put Chico Garcia in the hospital, click here.


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