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Coast Guard Stops Impaired Boater

Operator of 35-foot sailboat has been charged with drunken boating

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    Coast Guard Stops Impaired Boater

    The operator of a 35-foot sailboat has been charged with drunken boating after his vessel allegedly struck a moored boat near Portland Harbor in Maine.

    The U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement that on Sunday it received notification of the contact between vessels from a Casco Bay Lines employee.

    A crew from Coast Guard Station South Portland immediately responded and boarded the vessel. Portland police also arrived and conducted a field sobriety test. Tests determined the operator was impaired and was arrested for boating under the influence.

    No one was board the 50-foot vessel that was struck.

    The Coast Guard did not release a name.

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