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Police: Two Arrested In First BWI Checkpoint on Patchogue River

A Patchogue man and Holbrook woman were arrested at SCPD's first ever boating while intoxicated checkpoint.

A Patchogue man was one of two people arrested at the first ever Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Sobriety Checkpoint that was set up Saturday evening by Suffolk County Police on the Patchogue River near Sandspit Marina, says Suffolk County Police.

Michael Bacher, 49 of Patchogue, and Ana Marie O'Toole, 55 of Holbrook, were both charged with operating a vessel while in an intoxicated condition.

The checkpoint was run by SCPD's Marine Bureau and Highway Patrol Bureau from 6:50 p.m.-9 p.m.

Arraignments for Bacher and O'Toole are scheduled at First District Court in Central Islip for Monday.

Karen Lynn August 27, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Finally got some drunks outta the water.
Joseph LoSchiavo August 28, 2012 at 02:58 AM
I was passing the docks at that moment. Possibly the most amount of Hwy Patrol cars I ever saw. Approx 10 & another 7 or so plain sector cars . Cool showing of force. This was on a side street though. I woulda put them on Mascot Dock to make a bigger showing. Cool . Totally Approve. It looked massive

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