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Police: Drunk Boater Slams into Massapequa Dock

Massapequa Park man charged with boating while intoxicated.

A drunk Massapequa Park man was charged with boating while intoxicated after crashing into an elderly woman's boat dock at 2:30 a.m., police said.

John McKnight, 36, allegedly slammed into the dock at the end of Ocean  Avenue and then left the scene without identifying himself.

After the 75-year-old woman alerted authorities, Nassau County marine police located McKnight. He was charged with operating a vessel while intoxicated, failure to stop or report a boat accident and navigational lights not displayed.

Police said the crash did about $1,000 damage to the dock.

Franken Harpo July 05, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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