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MCSO: Dad arrested for OUI after daughter thrown from tube, critically hurt

Posted at 8:18 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 01:31:03-04

LAKE PLEASANT — A boat driver on Lake Pleasant was arrested Saturday afternoon for operating under the influence after an incident that left his daughter in critical condition.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies say Reggie Collazo was driving his boat around the lake while his daughter was riding behind on a ski tube.

Collazo made a left turn which pulled the tube in the opposite direction causing his daughter, Chaylene, to be thrown from the tube.

Chaylene was later found unconscious on the shoreline by passengers on Collazo's boat and other boaters in the area. Deputies say the girl was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

Collazo was arrested and booked into jail for operating under the influence and an outstanding warrant.

This is an ongoing investigation, according to MCSO.