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Sean Kingston Crash -- Oh, The Hu-Manatee!

6/5/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Kingston ain't in the clear yet after crashing a high-speed jet ski into a Miami bridge -- TMZ has learned the singer could still face legal repercussions ... for disturbing the local manatees.

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Law enforcement sources tell us ... the area where Kingston crashed last weekend is a manatee zone -- and according to Florida state law, boats and watercrafts are prohibited from producing a wake in manatee-populated areas.

Based on the jet ski damage ... Kingston probably produced a wake before his accident -- but law enforcement is still investigating to figure out exactly what happened prior to the crash.

If Kingston IS found in violation of the manatee law -- he faces a maximum fine of $32,500.


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1.

Cartman    

Sean resembles a manatee and he can afford the fine.

1175 days ago
2.

joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Why the Hell don't people pay attention to the signs?
I think I know the answer, but it still pisses me off!

1175 days ago
3.

Bud316    

That's a serious charge in Florida.. I hope they throw the book at him cause he could have ran right over a Manatee or its calf..

Bud316

1175 days ago
4.

John    

So what really happened is someone in TMZ heard of this little known law and decided that the hardly damaged jet ski clearly was doing a million miles per hour so they can make a news story about **** cops couldn't prove.

I take it Jason doesn't pre-read all the stupid stories that goes up?

1175 days ago
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@ImPraying4SeanK    

He is alive!! just see the news, http:/www.facebook.com/SeanKingstonNews

1175 days ago
6.

Dan    

YES. even though his health is not good he did it to himself. so fine the hell out of him. Even if he died the estate should have to pay. I am sick of people getting away from **** and throw the book to this bitch to teach him a bigger lesson.

1175 days ago
7.

Jud    

is that a picture of sean kingston's mother? awww what a lovely women.... he looks just like her!

1175 days ago
8.

Ty    

When will these idiots get it that calculating a proper fine should be based on the wealth of the person accused. 32.500$ is nothing for this dumba*s. It should be 500k at least for him to even feel it. FFS he drives around one day in (his own) new completely customized Ferrari, another in a customized Porsche GT3, another in something else. Hit them where it hurt and hit them hard.

1175 days ago
9.

thestones    

But to quote Sean's tweet the day of the crash..."Miami is ours."

1175 days ago
10.

glittzz    

Good luck to him through this time and hopefully he will make a full recovery.

1175 days ago
11.

sinne    

@ John,
Just for your information, this "unknown law" is actually a very well known law here in Florida. Signs are posted all over the intercoastal so its not like people living here are not aware of it.

1175 days ago
12.

Undecided    

Gotta admit florida builds strong bridges!

1175 days ago
13.

Shelly    

def should fine him heavy-I haven't been back to Florida in years But know there are signs posted everywhere. He doesn't seem to value his own life, his friends OR the manatees. I hope Jimmy Buffet rides his A$$!!

1175 days ago
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BRING IN ON     

give me a fking break manatee zone -- and according to Florida state law, boats and watercrafts are prohibited from producing a wake in manatee-populated areas If Kingston IS found in violation of the manatee law he faces a maximum fine of $32,500 thats B.S. another man made rule fk u

1175 days ago
15.

Meanie    

Charge the POS. Jet skis are a f'g menace and should be blown up on site.

1175 days ago
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