Authorities: Boat Operator On Drugs During Fatal Lake George Crash

Authorities say that a man had traces of marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy in his system hours after his boat was involved in a fatal crash last summer on Lake George.

The Post-Star reports court filings by the Warren County DA's Office say witnesses told police they saw Alexander West snort cocaine and smoke pot during the annual Log Bay Day party on Lake George.Authorities say he was impaired when his motor boat broadsided another boat that night, killing a 9-year-old California girl vacationing with her family. Prosecutors say blood samples given by West nearly 18 hours after the crash tested positive for the drugs.  

He has pleaded not guilty to charges that include manslaughter, boating while ability impaired and leaving the scene of an accident.

Photo: Warren County Sheriff's Office

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