WAHOO, Neb. — An Omaha man will spend the next three weekends in the Saunders County jail thinking about the boating accident that cost a woman her life.
Sean Salisbury, 23, will also spend two years on probation and pay $1,500 in fines.
Salisbury was sentenced for two misdemeanor counts of negligent boat operation.
On July 9, 2012, Salisbury was piloting a boat at Woodcliff Lakes in Saunders County, pulling an inner tube that was being ridden by Mickayla Linn, 21, of Omaha. The tube was pulled too close to a parked boat and hit it, killing Linn.
As part of his probation, Salisbury must complete 240 hours of community service. Saunders County Judge Patrick McDermott said he hoped that some of that time would be spent talking to others about boating safety.
“I expect you to take your negative experience out there and share it with others, to help prevent them from going out and making a decision as stupid as the one you made,” said McDermott.
Salisbury also was sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served in three, 30-day increments. Those 30-day jail terms can be waived at the recommendation of Salisbury's probation officer.
— World-Herald News Service