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Man accused in July Lake of the Ozarks boat crash booked into jail, posts $100,000 bond

Adam J Ramirez
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Adam J Ramirez


The man accused of crashing a boat into a house and injuring several people at the Lake of the Ozarks was booked into the Camden County Jail on Wednesday and posted bond.

Adam Ramirez, 47, was charged with two counts of boating while intoxicated – causing serious physical injury and five counts of BWI – causing physical injury to another. He was booked into Camden County Jail at 11:25 a.m. and was released at 12:13 p.m. the same day after posting a $100,000 surety bond, according Sgt. Scott Hines of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash occurred at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, July 22 and eight people went to the hospital. None of the passengers were killed, but six people suffered serious injuries, according to the crash report.

According to court documents, Ramirez allegedly admitted to drinking alcohol while speaking to Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. He allegedly said he consumed three drinks about two hours before the crash. Records indicate that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.185.

The boat was traveling between 50-60 miles per hour in a part of the lake where the speed limit was 30 mph. According to the crash report, Ramirez was driving the boat when it ran aground and hit the home. The boat then overturned and ejected all eight passengers on board. MSHP previously said two people were home at the time of the crash, but were not injured.

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