The DNR report states that alcohol and speed were responsible for the boat crash on Fox River.

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin. (WBAY) — The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office released video Thursday of a motorboat colliding with an evening cruise on the Fox River earlier this month. It also released a report on the DNR crash that lists Jason Lindemann, 52, as the owner and operator of the powerboat, and says that alcohol and speeding were among several factors in the accident, which happened just before 10 p.m. on Saturday 9 July.

The video shows the four-engine Lindemann powerboat passing in front of the waterway camera and then making a wide arc directly into the path of the On the Loos sternwheel boat. Both boats were shocked by the collision. The sternwheel boat drifts to the left of the camera while the motorboat continues to sail to the right.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video showing the collision.

Passengers say the boat operator dimmed the lights as he left the scene. Prosecutors say Lindemann left without asking if anyone on the big boat needed help.

The DNR estimated that the motorboat was traveling between 21 and 40 miles per hour when it hit a double-decker kayak that was under 10 miles per hour.

The DPR report said there were 43 people on the sternwheel boat. Twelve received injuries that required treatment beyond first aid. One of them, a 48-year-old resident of Oshkosh, was hospitalized with a back injury. Most of the other injuries were sprains and deformities of the back, legs, neck, or shoulder.

The report confirms that Lindemann was the driver of the motorboat. From the DPR report, we learn for the first time that the passenger of his boat received medical assistance. A 57-year-old man from Oshkosh sustained a back injury and cuts to his face.

The crash report stated that careless/reckless driving, alcohol consumption, speeding, improper observation, violation of navigation rules, and operator inattention were the cause of the crash.

Lindemann appeared in court last week and was released after posting $10,000 bail. He was not arrested until Tuesday, three days after the accident. The DNR report states that he was not given an alcohol test. In court last week, prosecutors said Lindemann was on CCTV before the crash and was drinking at the Dockside Tavern he owns. Lindemann’s lawyer said it was impossible to prove whether there was alcohol in the glass.

We are still waiting for a criminal case to be filed and a criminal case to be filed in court, so it is not yet clear when Lindemann will next appear in court.

None of the seven passengers on his boat were recommended any charges.

There is a new video and new information about the crash on July 9 on the Fox River.

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