Two men were charged Saturday night with boating while intoxicated on Lake George, as local law enforcement cracks down on the issue.
The first arrest came shortly before 8 p.m., when authorities stopped Christopher G. Morris, 30, for speeding in a no-wake zone in Sawmill Bay in the town of Bolton, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. He was issued a ticket for BWI and speeding, and is due back in court at a later date.
A couple hours later, authorities made another arrest. Donald S. Baker, 65, was stopped about 10:30 p.m. for operating his boat without navigation lights near Dome Island in the town of Bolton, the sheriff’s office said. Authorities found him to be intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of .11, the sheriff’s office said.
The New Jersey resident was charged with BWI and failure to display navigation lights. He is due back in court at a later date.
Both arrests were made by members of the sheriff’s office and the Lake George Park Commission. The two entities are partnering to increase BWI patrols.
Officials announced Tuesday that Log Bay Day, a day-long party on Lake George, was officially banned for 2017, a year after Alexander West spent the day drinking and doing drugs before crashing into another boat and killing 8-year-old Charlotte McCue.
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