Kitsap Sheriff’s Office Arrests (Allegedly) Drunk Boat Captain

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Don’t drink and boat, kids.

That’s the lesson one allegedly inebriated boat captain learned the hard way this week.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a boat captain for boating under the influence when he ran his boat aground in dyes Inlet while participating in a Christmas light boat parade.

Sheriff’s deputies and Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue received a call around 7:30 p.m. Saturday of a 40- to 50-foot pleasure boat “sinking” in Dyes Inlet, according to a Facebook post made by the sheriff’s office.

Deputies and fire personnel determined that the boat was not actually sinking — it had run aground in shallow water. Because the tide was receding, eight people on the boat were able to walk to shore.

Deputies reportedly determined the captain of the boat was intoxicated, and placed him under arrest on suspicion of boating under the influence (BUI). The captain of the boat was processed and booked into the Kitsap County Jail.

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