EAST ISLIP - Suffolk County police and the U.S. Coast Guard have announced a crackdown that targets drunken boaters on Long Island's waters. The move comes in the wake of a deadly booze-fueled boat crash that happened on the Great South Bay over the weekend. Police say the driver of a speedboat, Brian Andreski, was charged with BWI after he crashed into a larger fishing vessel under the Robert Moses Causeway. A passenger on that vessel, 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, fell overboard and was later found dead by divers.
Officials say July is the busiest time of the year for boating accidents. Officers will be out looking for boat operators who have been drinking or are being unsafe on the waters.
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