Update: Grand Jury Indictment in Great South Bay Boat Crash

The Suffolk County DA says Brian Andreski had a BAC of more than twice the legal limit an hour and a half after the June 23 crash that took the life of Christopher Mannino.

Update: Brian Andreski has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide Wednesday. For more, click .

Original Story: A Dix Hills man involved in a boat crash on Great South Bay that killed West Islip man Christopher Mannino on June 23 has been ordered to appear in court on Wednesday, September 12, to face charges in a grand jury indictment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office has announced.

Brian Andreski, 27, was with a misdemeanor of operating a vessel while intoxicated (BWI) following the crash that killed Mannino in June.

The DA's office didn't release the new charges in the indictment, which will be unsealed in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead on Wednesday morning.

Mannino, 39, was one of five people aboard a 38-foot fishing boat on its way to a Mako Shark fishing tournament when Andreski’s 25-foot speedboat slammed into the vessel near a stanchion under the Robert Moses Causeway around 4:50 a.m. on June 23.

Mannino was thrown from the boat and his dead body was found by divers about nine hours later, officials said. No one else on the fishing boat was hurt. Andreski and a passenger on the speedboat suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Suffolk DA Thomas Spota, in the announcement of the indictment, said about Andreski, "Crime lab tests of the defendant’s blood revealed he had a blood alcohol level of .18, over twice the legal limit of .08 for boating while intoxicated, approximately 90 minutes after hitting the fishing boat."


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