SCPD’s First Ever BWI Sobriety Checkpoint Leads to Two Arrests

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On Saturday, August 25, 2012, between 6:50 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Suffolk County Police have arrested two people for Boating While Intoxicated during their first ever BWI Sobriety Checkpoint.

The Marine Bureau and Highway Patrol Bureau conducted a sobriety checkpoint on the Patchogue River in the vicinity of the Sandspit Marina in Patchogue.  In a continuing effort to enforce boating while intoxicated laws and to promote boating safety, the Suffolk County Marine Bureau, in conjunction with the Highway Patrol Bureau, conducted a first ever boating while intoxicated vessel sobriety checkpoint. A total of 23 boats went through the checkpoint.

The following people were charged with Operating a Vessel While in an Intoxicated Condition:
*         Ann Marie O’Toole, 55, of 64 Annandale Rd., Holbrook
*         Michael Bacher, 49, of 69 Robert St., Patchogue


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One Response to SCPD’s First Ever BWI Sobriety Checkpoint Leads to Two Arrests

  1. I read that the boater from Connecticut was driving his boat on the wrong side of the channel. Was there someone else coming towards him or is it now a witch hunt for a mariner that has a couple of cold beers. Most of the accidents have to do with speeding and not knowing anything about navigating with a map. The incident in July was poor planning by the marine division and harbor masters. Too many people out to see fireworks and too many on a boat. No common sense anymore out there.

    August 29, 2012 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm

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