UPDATE: Man Arraigned In Deadly Boat Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Man Arraigned In Deadly Boat Crash

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A 34-year-old Lapwai man has been arraigned on charges stemming from a collision between two boats on the Snake River that killed a 15-year-old Lewiston boy earlier this month.

Gordon J. Higheagle Jr., appeared via video before Asotin County Superior Court Judge William D. Acey Monday on a felony charge of homicide by watercraft and four misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Higheagle remains jailed on $500,000 bond.

Higheagle is charged with crashing his boat into another boat at about 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 14, killing Jonas Yochum. Sheriff's Capt. Dan Hally says the county is still awaiting results of lab tests on a blood sample taken from Higheagle after the crash to determine if he was under the influence of alcohol.

 

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