This case involves a significant accident by a boat operator under the influence of alcohol. On the day in question, the plaintiff, a thirty-three-year-old male, was on his sailboat on a large lake. He had extensive experience sailing, having owned and operated a sailing vessel since he was eighteen. The defendant, a twenty-five-year-old female, was driving a jet boat, with three of her friends on board. Subsequent forensic toxicology reports indicated that drinking had occurred on the vessel prior to the accident. The toxicologist stated that the defendant was operating under the influence. The defendant was aware of the plaintiff’s vessel, but felt she had ample room to navigate around it. Instead, she crashed into it, and shattered the boat in half. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries including a fractured spine, a concussion, and multiple lacerations on his head, neck, and arms. There was a question as to the speed of the jet boat at the time of the accident.