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May 11, 2014 10:50 PM

Man arrested for allegedly boating under the influence after fleeing authorities

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - After recklessly speeding through Hotel Channel near South Padre Island Sunday, a man was arrested for boating under the influence by local police in coordination with the Coast Guard.

At approximately 9 a.m, Coast Guard watchstanders at Station South Padre Island received a phone call from South Padre Island Police Department, who stated that witnesses reported a boat speeding through the Hotel Channel in a no wake zone.

A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team was dispatched and located the boat with two males and one female aboard. When approached by the MSST, the boat fled and tied up at a nearby dock. The MSST reached the dock along with SPIPD. The SPIPD conducted a field sobriety test on the operator of the boat and arrested him.

The Coast Guard issued a citation for boating under the influence and failing to heave to.



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