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Boater facing vehicular homicide charges wants alcohol breath test thrown out

Donald Jessamine is facing charges after steering boat that capsized, killing Lane Alden in 2012

HARMONY TWP., N.J. - A man facing charges after a boating accident left one woman dead in 2012 is asking that the court throw out his alcohol breath test results.

Donald Jessamine was at the helm of a boat in June 2012 when it capsized in the Delaware River.

Jessamine surrendered himself to police in July 2012 on charges of vehicular homicide and operating a boat while under the influence in connection with the death of Lane Alden.

Alden was pulled from the Delaware River five days after she fell in to the water from the boat in Harmony Township, Warren County.

Monday, according to Michael Priarone, Jessamine's attorney, Jessamine and prosecutors were back in court hearing motions to have the alcohol breath tests thrown out.

While Priarone did not want to comment on the case, he did note that a couple of troopers involved in the case testified Monday, but no decisions were made.

Priarone says that testimony will continue Wednesday, subject to the schedules of the troopers.

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