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Drunk Driver Lives, But Friend Dies in Accident on Taunton River

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Over the weekend, 47 year-old Anthony Rose, was drunk while negligently operating his boat and speeding over a protruding tree in the Taunton River.

Rose escaped with his life. His buddy, Manuel Pinheiro, wasn’t as lucky. He was killed after being struck in the head during the accident near the Berkley – Taunton line. Rose was arraigned on OUI and negligent operation of a boat charges in Taunton District Court.

Every year, the USCG Auxilary Flotilla 65 in Fairhaven offer special events the week of May 18-24, National Safe Boating Week. Public Affairs Officer, Linda Meredith will be glad to tell you more. Email her at LindaM1002@comcast.net

[ABC 6 Providence]

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