Man Accused of Boating While Intoxicated after Nearly Ramming Police Boat: Cops

A Long Island man faces a charge of boating while intoxicated after a police marine patrol say they spotted his craft heading toward them on a collision course.

William Lindemann, 54, was arrested at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday when marine officers noticed his boat cruising along without navigation lights in the Great South Bay, said Suffolk County police.

The marine officers reversed their craft to avoid a collision with Lindemann's approaching boat, police said.

They stopped and arrested Lindemann, who had to adult passengers aboard.

There was no available information as to whether Lindemann had obtained an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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