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