A 19-year-old Medfield man has pleaded not responsible to expenses in reference to a Cape Cod boat crash that killed a 17-year-old woman from Sherborn.
Prosecutors allege that Medfield resident David Sullivan was impaired whereas driving a ship that crashed right into a jetty in Dennis on July 21, ensuing within the dying of Sadie Mauro, in addition to severe accidents to 2 different passengers. He was arraigned in Barnstable Superior Courtroom on Tuesday.
Sullivan is charged with boat murder brought on by being below the affect of liquor, two counts of operation of a ship whereas below the affect of liquor inflicting severe bodily damage, boat murder by reckless or negligent operation, possession of alcohol by somebody below 21, and possession of false RMV paperwork.
Choose Thomas Perrino set bail at $50,000 surety and $5,000 money, based on courtroom information. Sullivan is due again in courtroom Dec. 14, WBZ-TV reported.
David Meier, Sullivan’s lawyer, has characterised the boat crash as an accident, The Boston Globe reported.
“What occurred that night time was an unimaginable tragedy,” Meier stated. “However what occurred was an accident in each sense of the phrase. These legal expenses solely compound that tragedy for everybody concerned.”
Sullivan’s lawyer wrote in a bail movement that his shopper has no prior legal document, and that Mauro was Sullivan’s girlfriend, the Globe reported. He additionally pushed again in opposition to the allegation that his shopper was drunk on the time of the crash, arguing that after the crash, Sullivan confirmed “sound judgment and coordinated motor abilities.”
Meier wrote that despite the fact that Sullivan was thrown from the boat by the crash, he managed to swim again to it within the darkness, get again onto it, and switch off the engines, the Globe reported. Sullivan then dove again into the water to search out the opposite passengers, his lawyer wrote.
Sullivan additionally interacted with regulation enforcement a number of occasions that night time and was in a position to give them the names of everybody who had been on the boat, Meier wrote, based on the Globe. Moreover, Sullivan’s lawyer wrote that his shopper was by no means requested to take a breathalyzer or subject sobriety check.
Sullivan was a “star” defenseman on Roxbury Latin College’s varsity lacrosse group, the Globe reported. Meier wrote that his shopper is now a freshman in faculty.
Mauro, who was a rising senior at Dover-Sherborn Regional Excessive College, was additionally a lacrosse participant. She has been remembered as an ideal athlete.
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