USCG Issues Boating Under Influence Citation in Massachusetts Bay

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, August 18, 2014
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Coast Guard law enforcement crews issued a boating under the influence citation to the operator of a vessel late Sunday night in Massachusetts Bay.

Watchstanders at Station Point Allerton received notification of a 12-foot Boston Whaler that was adrift and disabled off of Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts.
 

A crew from Station Point Allerton and the Hull Harbormaster launched to assess the situation.
 

Once on scene the Station's Crew noticed that the operator appeared to be intoxicated.
 

Station Point Allerton took the vessel in side tow and brought it to Hull, Massachusetts where local police were waiting.
A field sobriety test was given to the operator which determined that he was intoxicated. The Boarding Officer issued a civil citation to the operator for Boating Under the Influence. 
 

The Hull Police Department arranged for a family member to pick up the remaining passengers aboard the vessel.
"Not only is operating a vessel under the influence dangerous, it is illegal," said Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz, the Public Affairs Officer at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston, Massachusetts, "We want people to enjoy boating and not worry about intoxicated operators in the Bay."
 

Station Point Allerton is one of the largest stations in the United States home to more than 35 active duty Coast Guard men and women and 25 reservists.

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