Columbia man busted for taking boat on joy ride at the lake

Justin Coil

A Columbia man is facing possible charges after he wrecks a stolen boat at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Justin Coil, 41, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon after wrecking a 33-foot Cruiser he'd allegedly stolen near Osage Beach.

The Missouri State Water Patrol reports after Coil took the boat, he began driving in circles, until he lost control and was ejected.  He was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

Coil was later arrested for stealing a water craft, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, and failing to have a personal safety device handy.

According to court records, Coil was recently released from the Boone County Jail on a trespassing charge and is awaiting sentencing on burglary and drug charges from last Fall.