You're totally missing the point, Jim. He's a loose cannon, and it doesn't matter how much damage his boat can do to that bridge. He still HIT A BRIDGE and that was, counting the four grounds, his FIFTH HIT OF THE DAY.
Let's suppose next time he just runs over an itsy bitsy kayak
and only kills one kayaker. That doesn't matter either, because the sixth hit is just a small
The man has proven, five times, that he cannot control his boat or the collateral damages that might follow. His age doesn't matter, what he hit doesn't matter. What matters is that he's proven he can't control an object which IS capable of causing significant damage.
In most states, if you racked up 3 moving violations in your car in the same day, you're license
would be suspended and the car impounded. Because again, it doesn't matter what or even if you hit, you've proven you can't or won't control the vehicle.
Suppose he just drifts into your boat at the dock
and t-bones it, and your insurer totals the boat because it is so easy to snap the rigging
and separate all the bulkhead tabs with one good t-bone. Is that OK, because all he's done is hit your boat?
Raise the bar a bit. Five hits in one day should be a strike-out.