Man Arrested for Boating While Intoxicated In Northport Harbor

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Suffolk County Police arrested a Fort Salonga man for Boating While Intoxicated at approximately 12:05 a.m. on Sunday May 5.

Suffolk County Marine Bureau Police Officers Charles Marchiselli and Michael O’Leary, assisted by an officer of the Safe-T Section, responded to a call of a boating accident in Northport Harbor.

William Tabert, 52, was operating a 21-foot Malibu motorboat in the harbor when his vessel struck a 50-foot sailboat that was moored and occupied by a family of four people. There were no injuries. Tabert was also uninjured. Both the sailboat and motorboat sustained minor damage.

Tabert was charged with Boating While Intoxicated. He will be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

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