Man charged in fatal boating crash had prior DUI

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Bartlett man charged in a boating accident that killed a young boy has a previous conviction for driving a boat while intoxicated.

ABC7 news partner The Daily Herald reports 50-year-old David Hatyina was convicted of a DUI in 1996.

He is now accused of having alcohol and cocaine in his system when the boat he was operating struck 10-year-old Tony Borcia on July 28. The boy had been riding on an inner tube.

Prosecutors sought to increase his bond Thursday morning, but Hatyina remains free after posting 10-percent of $1 million bail.

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