Man arrested after losing control on watercraft, struck piers and boat

Police arrested a man on Dewey Lake Saturday who they say lost control on a watercraft and hit several piers and a boat.

The accident happened Saturday around 8:10 p.m. on Dewey Lake.

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff Marine Division responded to a call about a personal watercraft versus boat accident.

Deputies spoke to witnesses who say the driver of the personal watercraft, 21-year-old Joshua Glascott of Evergreen Park in Illinois, was traveling at a high rate of speed in a clock-wise manner when he lost control.

After losing control police say he struck several piers and a docked boat.

During the investigation, deputies were able to find that speed and alcohol were factors in the accident.  

Police arrested Glascott who was then taken to the Cass County Jail for operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol and cited for clockwise travel and no Boater Safety Certificate.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Sheriff Underwood reminds all vessel operators that the state of Michigan requires all Personal Watercraft operators born after December 31, 1978 to have a Boater Safety Certificate on them, and that anyone born after July 1, 1996 is required to have a Boater Safety Certificate on them to operate any vessel on Michigan lakes.

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