Florida Man Busted for Hit-and-Run with a 26-Foot Sailboat

James Sowell

Palm Beach Gardens (WTFF) – Palm Beach County Deputies say a Titusville man was driving a 26-foot sailboat when he hit another vessel in the Intracoastal Waterway near Palm Beach Gardens and fled the scene.

James Sowell was out riding his blue sailboat with a red kayak on the side on Wednesday, November 28, 2017.

He’s from Titusville, which is over 150 miles away from where he was spotted.
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Empty Boat Crashes Full-Speed into Daytona Beach

Empty Boat Crash Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 20-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly stole a 36-foot boat that later crashed ashore in Daytona Beach with no one aboard, Volusia County Beach Safety officials said.

Officials said Jonathan Race stole the boat from a marina in Daytona Beach Saturday morning.

Coast Guard officials began searching after the boat ran ashore near the Silver Beach entrance of the beach at about 10:30 a.m., beach safety officials said.

The boat was traveling full speed when it came ashore, investigators said. Beach safety officers had to board the boat and turn off the engine. Full Story »