One Fourth of July outing combined too much booze, a boat and a baby — and led to some disturbing events.
It started when police saw a boat driving erratically on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka around 8:30 p.m. local time Friday, KMSP-TV reported.
The boat was apparently circling a woman in the water and generating unsafe waves, so a police boat pulled out to investigate.
Police found 33-year-old Ryan David Krueger at the helm, circling one Jamie Schneeweis, with whom he had apparently had a “domestic dispute” that led to her jumping overboard.
Both appeared to be drunk.
Police said that Krueger yelled, “F*** you!” before speeding away the first time they attempted to stop his boat.
Other boats joined in a chase and Krueger was soon forced to stop, but when officers tried to board his craft he allegedly threw punches.
But it gets worse: Krueger was reportedly holding Schneeweis’ 9-month-old child, sans life jacket, during the incident.
As officers tried to pepper spray Krueger, they said, the man used the baby as a human shield.
He sped away a second time, but after 15 minutes was reportedly stopped for good and arrested; he blew a 0.15 BAC, police said.
He now faces charges of DWI, fleeing police, terroristic threats and child endangerment, KMSP-TV reported.
The child was reportedly taken into protective custody until Schneeweis sobered up.
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