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A two-vessel crash that occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. Saturday, April 2, has resulted in the injury of a Deatsville woman and the arrest of an Equality man.
The crash occurred when a 22-foot Nautique driven by Steven J. Shipp, 44, of Equality, struck the rear of a 21-foot Chapparal driven by Enrique J. Gimenez, 45, of Mountain Brook, while traveling beneath the bridge on Alabama Highway 63 in Kowaliga Bay on Lake Martin in Elmore County.
The 22-foot Nautique had four individuals on board, and the 21-foot Chapparal had a total of five individuals on the vessel at the time of the crash.
Shipp was arrested and charged with boating under the influence and taken to the Elmore County Jail and placed under a $1,000 bond.
Rebecca J. Darnell, 54, of Deatsville, a passenger on board the Nautique, was injured and transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment.
Deputies with the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, as well as emergency personnel with the Alexander City Fire Department along with Troopers from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Marine Patrol Division responded to the scene.
Nothing further is available as ALEA Troopers with the Marine Patrol Division continue to investigate.