HALL COUNTY - A Forsyth County man convicted of DUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated probation.
Paul J. Bennett was on parole from his two-and-a-half-year sentence when he was arrested April 12 by Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies on the probation violation, according to sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Scott Ware. Ware said the probation warrants were misdemeanor warrants.
Bennett was convicted in 2013 on charges of operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol and reckless operation of a vessel. The charges stemmed from a June 18, 2012, boating incident on Lake Lanier, where Bennett’s fishing boat collided with a pontoon killing Buford boys — Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13.
Bennett was acquitted on eight counts of homicide by vessel. He received the two and a half year sentence in November 2013, and was released from jail in 2015 after settling with the Hall County Sheriff's Office.