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Boating While Intoxicated: Rockland Man Arrested by Westchester Marine Police

from Kieran O'Leary, public information officer for the Westchester Department of Public Safety.

The Westchester County Police Marine Unit arrested a Rockland County man on Saturday night and charged him with Boating While Intoxicated on the Hudson River.

The arrest occurred off Charles Point in Peekskill during a joint BWI enforcement initiative being conducted on the Hudson River by the Westchester County Police Marine Unit, Rockland County Police Marine Unit and the U.S. Guard. The increased BWI enforcement will continue throughout the holiday weekend.

A 50-year-old of Nicholaus Lane, Clarkstown, was charged at 10:40 p.m. after his boat was stopped by the Coast Guard for a violation of navigation laws. Westchester County Police Officers Kevin Nethercott and Isai Moreira, aboard the county police Marine2 patrol boat, responded to the scene, boarded the man's boat and determined that he was operating the vessel under the influence of alcohol.

He was transported to shore and taken to Westchester County Police headquarters in Hawthorne. 

He was booked on the BWI charge and released pending a future court appearance in Peekskill City Court.
Tony T May 27, 2014 at 05:38 AM
Why, an arrest is a public record ?
Stewie May 27, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Due process - Innocent until proven guilty!
eight4five May 28, 2014 at 12:56 AM
1 - dudes name is Raymond Breit 2 - way to copy and paste someone else's article. http://peekskill.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/man-charged-boating-while-intoxicated-peekskill-coast
Dan Thaler May 28, 2014 at 10:58 AM
As a kayaker in the Hudson one of my biggest fears is being run down by one of these irresponsible individuals. My thanks to the officers who are doing their job in this regard.
Adolfo Longo June 21, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Well hey look at JoJo John.. The poor guy made a mistake in driving under the influence, but that wasn't what caused the deaths of his close friends. Improper lighting around these barges are too BLAME!! The day after this tragedy or even that same night, construction crews rushed out to add plenty more lighting in preventing a lawsuit against them. If there had been adequate lighting that night, then I doubt that there would have been any tragedies or death. Very sad story, but it was not totally Mr. Johns fault. If there was proper lighting then I doubt that any of this would have happened, with drugs in his system of no drugs in his system.. Simple as that!

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