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Local Officials Crack Down on Drunken Boating

 Patchogue (WALK) - What's the difference between BWI and DWI? It's only one letter, according to officials who announced a crackdown on drunken boating yesterday.

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, along with the Suffolk Police Marine Bureau and U.S. Coast Guard, said they're joining forces to catch drunken boaters in town waterways. This comes just a few weeks after two men were badly injured when their boat slammed into a jetty in Blue Point.

According to statistics, 16% of boating accidents are a result of boating while intoxicated, while impaired boaters are responsible for over 20% of boating fatalties.

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