Man accused of BWI after hitting buoy in bay

A Commack man is accused of operating his boat while intoxicated and crashing into a buoy.

A Commack man is accused of operating his boat while intoxicated and crashing into a buoy.

A Commack man is accused of operating his boat while intoxicated and crashing into a buoy. (7/31/16)

PATCHOGUE - A Commack man is accused of operating his boat while intoxicated and crashing into a buoy.

Police say 35-year-old Erik Dowgiallo left the Dublin Deck bar in Patchogue after a fight Saturday night, and witnesses say he sped off down the Patchogue River in his boat.

He then allegedly hit a buoy in Patchogue Bay.

Dowgiallo and two other men on board were not injured.

Dowgiallo is being charged with BWI.

 

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