WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — According to court documents, the driver involved in the boating accident that led to Kelsey Starling’s disappearance plead guilty.
William Jackson Fite was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation for first offense BUI (boating under the influence).
Fite will have to pay the costs of court including solicitor’s fee and a $70 bond. He must pay his fees in full within 90 days once he is released from custody.
Starling, 26, a Birmingham City Schools teacher, disappeared on Independence Day after a boating crash on Smith Lake.