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.



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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