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Lewes man, Keith T. Purdy, pleads guilty to jet-ski charges

December 10, 2012

A Lewes man was fined and given probation Dec. 5 to charges in connection with a jet-ski accident last summer in which another man was injured.

Keith T. Purdy, 57, pleaded guilty in Sussex Superior Court to two counts of second-degree assault by a vessel, operation of a vessel under the influence, two counts of second-degree reckless endangering and reckless operation of a vessel, said Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of the Delaware Boating Safety Office.

According to police, Purdy was operating his jet-ski near Massey's Landing when he struck and injured a man near a sandbar. There was no further information on the injured man.

Purdy was sentenced to six months confinement, which was suspended in favor of one year supervised probation. He also was fined $575.