Man charged over fatal Brisbane River boat crash faces court

The man accused of operating a dinghy when it crashed into a private jetty on the Brisbane River last year and killed a young mother on board, has had his case heard in court for the first time.

Jamie Luke Harwood, 46, is charged with dangerous operation of a vessel causing death whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driving a vessel without a licence, failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis and driving a vessel while under the influence of liquor.

The crash occurred at the rear of a Laurel Avenue home, near the intersection with Jarrott Street in Chelmer.Credit:Google Maps

It will be alleged the aluminium dinghy, with four people on board, hit the jetty at the rear of a house on Laurel Avenue in Chelmer in…

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