Man accused in fatal Lake George boating hit and run released on bond

Alexander West

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The man accused of driving a boat under the influence of drugs and killing a little girl on Lake George over the summer has been released on bond.

Last month, Alexander West was formally arraigned on a 12-count indictment, including manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the death of 8-year-old Charlotte McCue.

On July 25, prosecutors said West left a floating party on Lake George known as Log Bay Day and ran into and over the boat Charlotte was on. She was badly injured and died in her mother’s arms.

Police said West was under the influence of drugs and left the scene of the accident. It was revealed in court on Wednesday that cocaine was found on the boat he was driving.

During his arraignment, a judge set bail at $100,000 cash bail or $300,000 bond.

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