Drunken sailor crashes into boat

A HERVEY Bay skipper accused of crashing a fishing charter boat while over the legal alcohol limit has been remanded in custody.

Glen David Edwards, 28, was charged with drink-driving following the alleged crash between the charter boat and a whale-watching vessel at the Hervey Bay Marina on October 17.

He was allegedly trying to moor the Hellenic Pride when it crashed into the nearby whale watching boat, Mikat.

He then blew .089.

Edwards also faces a number of charges for driving boats unlicensed.

Defence solicitor John Milburn told the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court his client was in custody at Woodford Correctional Centre.

“The allegations are that he breached his parole as the result of further offences,” Mr Milburn said.

He said his client was suffering a back problem and requested that Edwards be allowed to appear in court via video link. The request was granted and Edwards will re-appear on January 28.



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