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Multiple agencies try to stop drunk boater who thought he was still in Canada... [VIDEO]

HYANNIS HARBOR – [DEVELOPING]

An alleged drunk boater told a local police officer he didn't have to talk to him because he believed he was still in Canadian waters, a source told HN.

At approximately 3:43PM, the United States Coast Guard contacted Barnstable Police regarding a drunk boater they believed may had been traveling toward a dock in Hyannis Harbor.

Yarmouth Police were also notified and asked to be on the lookout for sailboat named the “Split Crow.”

According to radio transmissions, the Split Crow may have come close to colliding with the Steamship Authority's Gay Head ferry...

Police boats from Barnstable and Yarmouth rushed toward Nantucket Sound to assist the Coast Guard.

About a half hour later, police radio traffic suggested the boat was stopping... One source told HN that the Split Crow was driving around in circles as police tried to stop it in an area just southwest of Great Island.

The boat eventually stopped and the Coast Guard boarded.

Police did field sobriety testing and placed the Captain in custody for Boating Under the Influence (BUI). There were no other passengers on board...

It was uncertain whether the boater was intentionally trying to evade police, or whether he was too intoxicated to realize they were trying to stop him... A source told HN that the boater had his marine radio turned off at the time of the arrest.

With the sailboat's captain in handcuffs, the Coast Guard towed the Split Crow back too a slip at the Ocean Street docks.

The back of the Split Crow said it was out of Parry Sound in Ontario... another source told HN the boat may have just recently left Prince Edward Island in Canada...

Police believe Hyannis Inner Harbor could be the vessel's first port of entry since leaving Canada. At the time of this report, US Costume Officials were possibly en-route to the Ocean Street Docks... possibly to conduct a more thorough search and inspection of the vessel.

The suspect was transported to the Yarmouth Police Department, as the arrest happened in Yarmouth waters. The Split Crow was towed and remained in Coast Guard custody at the Ocean Street docks...

HN will provide updated details as they become available.


VIDEO: Begins with long shots of the Steamship Authority MV Gay Head (which was reportedly almost struck) as it navigated Lewis Bay boating lanes... it also shows long shots of the Coast Guard towing the Split Crow shortly after police boarded and placed the captain in custody.

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6/12/2016

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