Daniel J. English, who caused two boating deaths on the Niagara River two years ago, resumed his brief jail term today after the state's high court refused his appeal.
English, 48, of Blasdell, declined to comment as he was taken into custody in Erie County Hall at about 11 a.m. to resume the 30-day jail term he received Dec. 4 from State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang after a jury cleared him of prison-related felony charges.
Acting on behalf of the full Court of Appeals, Judge Vito J. Titone in Albany rejected English's bid for a last-ditch appeal of his misdemeanor reckless boating conviction Oct. 24. He spent a day in jail last December before getting an appeal stay of sentence.
He was given the maximum allowable jail term on the boating charges linked to the deaths of Mark Guizzotti and Alexander Dann off Strawberry Island on July 27, 1995.