Drunk Boater Plows Full Steam Ahead Into Guard Rail

Loose sips ground ships

By Glenn Zimmerman and Jennifer Millman
|  Friday, Aug 28, 2009  |  Updated 2:15 PM EDT
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This guy must've had one heck of a party.

This guy must've had one heck of a party.

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Looks like Robert Boeschl had more than a few screws loose when he drove his 27-foot boat -- "Two Loose Screws" -- out of the water and almost ended up on the highway.

The 48-year-old Yorktown man had a blood alcohol level of 0.21 -- nearly three times the legal limit -- when he drove his boat over a harbor buoy and 20 feet out onto the rocks near an old General Motors production plant in Sleepy Hollow, Westchester police said.

Cops showed up at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday night and found empty beer cans littering the area by the driver's seat of the boat. They said Boeschl, who was quite inebriated, wasn't paying attention when he ran over the buoy and was speeding -- which is how his boat ended up so far on the rocks. 

Boeschl wasn't harmed in the accident, but his wife and a 70-year-old relative were, police said. His wife was complaining of pain, possibly related to internal injuries, and the 70-year-old had cuts on his hand and pain in his shoulder, cops said.

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