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More Charges Filed in Boat Race Crash

(MADISON, Ind.) -- A teenager who drove his car into a crowded riverfront during an Ohio River speedboat race faces new charges.

Authorities charged 18-year-old Michael Bowen with three new felony counts after a toxicology screening detected marijuana in his system.

Bowen also faces seven other felony and misdemeanor counts for the July second accident at the Madison Regatta that injured ten people.

Witnesses say Bowen appeared to be slumped over the steering wheel as his speeding car left a street and hurtled into the riverfront area crowded with spectators.

At least one patient -- 38-year-old Jennifer Willette of Madison Heights, Michigan -- remains hospitalized in serious condition after the amputation of her left arm and leg.

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