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OPERATION SAVE NABS INTOX BOATER

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Aug 13, 2006
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OPERATION SAVE NABS INTOX BOATER
 
Last night, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Shinnecock, established a BWI check point on both sides of the Shinnecock Canal. At approximately 10:30 PM, Mr Joseph Longnecker, age 42 of 4 Ashwood Ct. in Southampton, was piloting his 30-foot vessel, returning from a night of fishing two miles out into the Atlantic, when he entered into the canal. Mr. Longnecker failed two sobriety tests, and was arrested for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI). Longnecker was charged with violating the NYS Navigation Laws section 49 A2D and 49 A2B. Mr. Longnecker's blood alcohol content was measured at .10, exceeding the State's intoxication level of .08. Mr. Longnecker was accompanied by his 7-year-old son, William, and his 42-year-old friend, Martin Croke. Young William was turned over to Mr. Croke, and is now with his mother. As required, Suffolk County Child Protective Services was notified. Mr. Longnecker had no prior arrests and was released after posting $150.00 bail in Southampton Town Court. Operation Save is an ongoing joint operation that involves all local Law Enforcement Agencies across Long Island. Sheriff Vincent DeMarco stated, " This is a great example on how law enforcement can work together to arrest violators, and prevent tragedies from occurring."
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