DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah — A man has been charged with homicide and DUI after a passenger fell from a boat and drowned at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
According to documents filed Monday, Corey Eggleston is charged with automobile homicide as a third-degree felony and DUI as a class B misdemeanor.
The charges stem from a deadly incident at Flaming Gorge Reservoir May 11. Booking documents indicate Eggleston was driving a boat and made a sharp turn, sending all three occupants into the water.
None of the three were wearing life jackets, and one man drowned.
Eggleston and the other occupant were treated by medical responders and cleared.
Deputies said Eggleston smelled like alcohol when they interviewed him and said he admitted to them he had been drinking on the boat.
Eggleston was booked into the Uintah County Jail, as Daggett County no longer operates a jail.
DAGGETT COUNTY, Utah – One man died and another is facing charges after a boat accident at Flaming Gorge Reservoir Saturday afternoon.
According to a probable cause statement, when officers arrived at the scene a boat was pulling onto the ramp with a deceased man that had drowned.
The driver of the boat that was involved in the accident, Corey Eggleston, admitted to police he had been drinking alcohol.
Eggleston said he was making a left turn when the boat took on water, causing three occupants in the boat to fall out, according to the probable cause statement.
The probable cause statement states that several minutes after the incident another boat was entering Cedar Springs Marina with one of the surviving occupants. That man told police that all three occupants were not wearing life vests at the time.
Eggleston was booked into the Uintah County Jail on charges of DUI and automobile homicide.