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Man arrested after boat grounded at lake

State investigators arrested a Phoenix, Ariz., man with boating while intoxicated Thursday after he grounded his boat at Lake of the Ozarks.

According to the Missouri Water Patrol, Jeffery Couch, 31, was boating home from a bar when he ran aground about 2:30 a.m.

Two passengers, Christopher Robinson, 32, also of Phoenix, and Oled Demin, 33, of Wellington, Ill., were taken to an area hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, according to the patrol.

| Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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