A Lindenhurst man was arrested for BWI by Suffolk Police on Saturday night.
Police said Frank Vogt, Jr., 56, was stopped near the in Town on the same night the SCPD set up its first-ever BWI Sobriety Checkpoint at a separate location on the Patchogue River in the vicinity of the Sandspit Marina in Patchogue.
Suffolk Police Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Wustenhoff, in conjunction with Marine Bureau personnel, arrested Vogt and charged him with boating while intoxicated and operating a vessel after sunset without navigation lights displayed, officials said.
His boat, a 1973 Boston Whaler, was seized due to the fact he had a prior conviction for DWI, police said.
The SCPD said Vogt is set to be arraigned on Sunday, August 26, at First District Court in Central Islip along with two other people who were arrested and charged with operating a vessel while in an intoxicated condition at the Patchogue checkpoint: , and .
Police said the checkpoint was a joint effort by the Suffolk County Marine Bureau and the Highway Patrol Bureau to enforce boating while intoxicated laws and to promote boating safety.
A total of 23 boats went through the boating while intoxicated vessel sobriety checkpoint, police noted.
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