Police Take Into Custody Man Operating a Boat with a .166 BAC

A man on Lake Michigan near Milwaukee was taken into custody over the weekend for operating a boat while intoxicated.

Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence.

According to a release from the Coast Guard, a law enforcement team from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee aboard a Milwaukee Police boat as part of Operation Dry Water boarded an 18-foot boat in Lake Michigan that was seen navigating recklessly.

The operator had a blood alcohol content level of .166 during the chemical breath test.

The man was taken into custody by the Milwaukee Police Department for boating under the influence and given a federal ticket for boating under the influence by the Coast Guard.

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