Man convicted for DUI boating accident that killed friend

"Friday's sentencing by Presiding Morris County Judge Stephen Taylor was for the Aug. 3, 2019 incident on Lake Hopatcong in Jefferson Township in which Zarantonello was operating a boat with two passengers, authorities said. One of those passengers, Jason Gil, 24, of Mount Arlington, went overboard. His body was spotted two days later by another boater on the lake. "Further investigation revealed that Zarantonello had consumed alcohol prior to operating the pontoon boat and was intoxicated at the time of the incident," Carroll said. Zarantonello pleaded guilty on July 20, 2020, to one count of third degree Strict Liability Vehicular…

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