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Alcohol Factor in Weekend Boat Crash on Alabama Coast

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Police say alcohol was a factor in the boat crash near Ono Island that killed two of the seven people on the vessel.

Marine Police Officer Mark Parden says Phillip Driver of Pensacola, Fla., was steering the 31-foot Cape Horn when it slammed into tiny Rabbit Island at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at high speed.

Parden describes Driver as being impaired by alcohol and says a Baldwin County grand jury is expected to consider possible criminal charges.

Driver's mother, 66-year-old Nancy Driver, and his sister, 44-year-old Kathryn Liscoe, died at the crash scene in Old River.

Only one of the others was not hospitalized.

The group had traveled from a Perdido Key, Fla., condominium to a marina restaurant and bar in Orange Beach before the crash.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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