Long Island man arrested for drunk boating

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

July 5, 2012 5:37:48 AM PDT
A 34-year-old Long Island man has been charged with operating a boat under the influence of alcohol.

Police say William Riedman of Freeport was arrested Wednesday evening. They say the U.S. Coast Guard stopped him after receiving a report of an intoxicated boater in the vicinity of the West End Boat Basin in Wantagh.

Riedman's 35-foot Bertram was towed to the Jones Beach Coast Guard station.

He was charged with operation of vessel while under the influence of alcohol. He was to be arraigned Thursday.

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