Queensbury man fights boat crash ticket

QUEENSBURY - A Queensbury man who received a ticket after his involvement with a fatal boat collision with a kayak on Lake George will fight for his ticket to be dismissed. He argues the state Navigation Law does not apply to the kayak that the victim was using.

Donald R. Peltier was issued a ticket for failure to yield the right of way after the power boat he was operating collided with a kayak near Elizabeth Island in June. The kayaker, Peter G. Snyder, 63, of Troy drowned after the collision. No criminal charges were filed.

Peltier could face 15 days in jail and a fine of up to $250 if convicted. He is due back in court Jan. 31.

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