Sen. Fuschillo introduces plan to crack down on drunken boaters

WANTAGH - Taking the helm of a boat while drunk could soon carry the same penalties as drunken driving. State Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) today announced a plan that would bring stiffer penalties for drunken boaters with children onboard and who have a blood alcohol level of .18 or higher. Repeat offenders could lose their driver's license and boating privileges, and safety courses would be mandatory for all boaters. The legislation comes one month after Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, was killed when a suspected drunken boater hit his boat. Fuschillo says he hopes to introduce the bill before the end of the summer. To hear interviews with the family of Christopher Mannino, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

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