30-year-old Morgan Whitworth and 25-year-old Candace Thompson were charged with following a vessel too closely, boater education, and failure to report after the “Whiskey Girls” were in a boating accident involving injuries and fled the scene.
On June 13th, when officers arrived at Two Foot Cove on Old Hickory Lake in Wilson County to a two-vessel injury accident none of the parties were on the scene. The injured party had been transported to Stark Knob Boat Ramp to be taken to Skyline Medical Center by Sumner County Emergency Communications.
Only after investigation did the officer find that the two operators of the vessels were Morgan Whitworth and Candace Thompson. After several attempts of trying to contact them via phone, the officer did not get in touch with either party. The officer also tried to issue citations for the accident to no avail. Whitworth and Thompson did not wish to meet with the officer, per report.
On August 3rd, Morgan Whitworth and Candace Thompson were arrested and charged with following a vessel too closely, boater education, and failure to report an accident. They were both later released on their own recognizance.