Texas boy, 8, dead in boating accident; Texas man jailed

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VINTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities said a boating accident killed an 8-year-old Texas boy, and a man from the same Texas town has been arrested on drunken driving charges.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said three boys were riding in an inflated tube behind a boat on Sunday when the boat turned and the tube hit the bank, throwing them out.

An agency spokesman said the accident killed Damian Haines of Vidor, Texas, and hospitalized another boy.

He said 35-year-old Eddie L. Dunwoody is in the Calcasieu Parish jail on charges including vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury and driving while intoxicated with child endangerment.

The spokesman said in an email that he doesn't know whether Dunwoody has an attorney who could comment.

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