GILFORD, N.H. -- A Dracut man was charged with boating while intoxicated after a Lake Winnipesaukee crash sent four people to the hospital Friday night.
According to the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol, Barry K. Myers, 50, of Dracut, was operating a 21-foot Chaparral powerboat that collided with a 26-foot Formula powerboat in Wentworth Cove on Lake Winnipesaukee shortly before 10:30 p.m.
The second boat was operated by Brenda Stowe, 50, of Gilford.
Stowe and three passengers were transported to Lakes Region General Hospital. Police say their injuries ranged from a fractured arm to possible internal injuries. Myers refused treatment.
The passengers in Myers' boat were Chris Dortona, 49, of Revere, and Lawrence Edwards, 49, of Georgetown. The passenger in Stowe's boat was Steven Bauer, 52, of Gilford, N.H.
Marine Patrol officers administered first aid until Gilford and Laconia fire boats arrived at the scene.
The Marine Patrol's technical boating-accident-reconstruction team is investigating the incident.