Video: Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Hitting Swimmers With PWC


According to Baltimore CBS Local, Joseph B. Ireland was arrested for intentionally using his personal watercraft (PWC) to ram and inflict injuries on swimmers in Magothy River. Ireland and the two men were said to have been arguing earlier that day prior to Ireland purposely striking the two as they swam in the water.

Ireland has since been charged with aggravated assault and attempted murder, and is being held by the Maryland Natural Resources Police without bond. The brief report of the incident is included below:

ANNE ARUNDEL CO., Md. (WJZ) — A Glen Burnie man has been arrested after police say he struck swimmers with his jet ski, Joseph B. Ireland has been charged with attempted murder for the incident Sunday night.

According to Maryland Natural Resources Police, Ireland struck swimmers with his jet ski in the Magothy River. Ireland is being held without bond.

Joseph B. Ireland, 28, of Glen Burnie charged with attempted murder after he struck swimmers last night in the Magothy River with his jet ski. He is being held w/out bond. Witnesses are asked to call @MDNRPolice investigators at 443-699-5297.

Any witnesses or anyone with additional information is asked to call police at (443) 699-5297.

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Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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