Monday, May 23, 2005

Man Seriously Hurt in Boating Accident

Posted on Mon, May. 23, 2005 Man seriously hurt in boating accident An 18-year-old man was seriously injured in a boating accident on Lake San Antonio on Sunday afternoon. David Ernest Guzman, 30, was arrested for boating under the influence and failing to stop at an accident scene to render aid. The Monterey County Sheriff's Department reported that Guzman was under the influence of alcohol while piloting a 20-foot Ultra Custom boat that collided with a Jet Ski. Jason Penalba, 18, of Agoura Hills, was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center with crushed lower vertebrae, a broken pelvis and liver and spleen damage. Erik Shirey, 19, of Santa Barbara was driving the Jet Ski with Penalba as his passenger. Shirey received minor cuts and scrapes, deputies said. Officers reported that Guzman fled, but was later arrested. He was described as an employee of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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