Man facing recklessness charges after fatal boat collision
Oct. 19, 2017
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A 55-year-old Connecticut man has been arrested in connection with a fatal boating collision last summer.
Police charged Mark Rudzinski, of Newtown, with failing to keep a proper lookout and first-degree reckless boating.
Authorities say Rudzinski was operating a ski boat on Lake Zoar in July when he struck a pontoon boat. The operator of the pontoon, 52-year-old Randall Pineau, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His wife, Katherine, was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and later released.
A total of six people were on the two vessels.
Rudzinski is scheduled for a court appearance Oct. 31. It's unclear if he has any representation.