Charges of Driving Under the Influence have been leveled against the driver of the skiff that collided with a charted rock in the vicinity of Kanga Bay last month on Saturday, December 27th.
20-year-old Chatham Conner was issued a summons to appear in Sitka Court for “charges of DUI, Misconduct Involving Weapons IV, Assault IV, and Reckless Endangerment,” according to the trooper dispatch.
The Sitka Fire Department launched a watercraft and the U.S. Coast Guard launched an MH-60 helicopter from Air Station Sitka and responded to the scene of the crash in Kanga Bay last month. When they arrived at the scene, they found that Conner and his passenger had crashed into a rock pile and had been ejected from their 17-foot skiff onto the rocks.
Conner suffered head injuries from the collision while his passenger reported no injuries in the incident. Conner was transported to the Mount Edgecumbe Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Conner was scheduled to appear in court to answer to the charges on January 20th, but Conner’s attorney has requested an alternate date for arraignment from the court.