LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Authorities say a woman arrested in the boating accident that killed an 8-year-old girl on Lake George has found herself in trouble with the law once again.
Police say on September 18 just before 3 p.m. the Warren County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of a driver swerving on State Route 9 and State Route 9L in Lake George.
Officers were able to locate the vehicle in question, driven by 27-year-old Cara Mia Canale of Hudson Falls.
Police say Canale was arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs, reckless driving, failure to keep right, and failure to stop at a red light.
A search resulted in additional charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, possessing medication not prescribed to her, heroin and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle.
Authorities say Canale was one of the people on the boat in lake George involved in a hit-and-run on Log Bay Day.
Five arrests were made in that case:
- 24-year-old Alex West – two counts of 2nd degree leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, both felonies.
- 28-year-old Christine Tiger – 3rd degree hindering prosecution.
- 28-year-old Matthew Marry – Making a punishable false written statement, 3rd degree hindering prosecution, 2nd degree offering a false written statement, 2nd degree offering a false instrument for filing.
- 27-year-old Morland Keyes – Making a punishable false written statement, 2nd degree offering a false instrument for filing.
- 27-year-old Cara Mia Canale – 3rd degree hindering prosecution, 2nd degree offering a false instrument for filing
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There were approximately seven people on the victim’s boat during the accident, all family members.
The crash instantly killed 8-year-old Charlotte McCue. Charlotte’s mother was taken to the hospital.
The person driving the boat that hit the victim’s boat was identified as Alexander West, of Lake George.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says West was at Log Bay with his friends.