Linda O’ Leary, the wife of entrepreneur and Shark Tank‘ star Kevin O’Leary, was charged with “careless operation of a vessel” for her part in a fatal boat crash in Ontario, Canada, last month.
O’ Leary was driving the boat when it collided with another vessel and one person died at the scene. (Another died later.) Three other passengers were injured, including one on the O’Leary boat. Kevin O’Leary was a passenger.
Ontario Provincial Police Staff Sgt. Carolle Dionne told CNN that the maximum penalty for the regulatory charge is 18 months in prison or a $1 million dollar fine.
Police charged the other boat’s driver for
“failing to exhibit a navigation light while underway.”
O’Leary’s attorney, Brian Greenspan said the other boat was operating without navigation lights on a dark and moonless night,
“It’s our position that Mrs. O’Leary, who is a cautious and experienced boater came into contact with a boat that simply couldn’t be seen.
Now that the authorities have concluded their thorough investigation, I have no further comment other than to say that our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of those who lost loved ones in this awful tragedy.
Our hearts go out to them.”
According to O’Leary’s agent, Jay Sures, last month said that Linda O’Leary was given a DUI test, which she reportedly passed.
(Photo, Avalon; via CNN)