boating while intoxicated
The Coast Guard reports 20 percent of all accidents on waterways are the result of alcohol impaired boaters.
The deadly collision left groom-to-be Brian Bond grieving for his intended, Lindsey Stewart, and his best friend while facing surgery for his own injuries two weeks before the wedding day.
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is kicking off “Operation Dry Water,” an effort to target drunken boaters.
Boaters can expect extra police patrols. Greenwich police will make stops on the water and at checkpoints from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day from June 28-30.
William Tabert, 52, was operating a 21-foot Malibu motorboat when it struck a 50-foot sailboat that was moored and carrying a family of four.
The speedboat slammed into a fishing boat around 4:50 a.m., killing 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Suffolk County officials made a boating while intoxicated arrest Sunday night in the waters off Long Island.
Suffolk County police held their first-ever Boating While Intoxicated sobriety checkpoint, leading to the arrests of two people. The checkpoint, conducted by the Marine Bureau and Highway Patrol Bureau, was near Sandspit Marina in Patchogue.
Thomas Heslin was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday in Freeport after officers saw him operating a 2000 Donzi without navigation lights in the Woodcleft Canal, police said.
Police said Anthony Marmo, who was operating the boat, didn’t even realize the two were overboard until they were out of sight.
The Coast Guard said that the crash happened at about 4:50 a.m. on Saturday in the Great South Bay, just west of the Robert Moses Causeway near West Islip. One man fell off the recreational vessel and disappeared.