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After sinking Jeep and boat trailer twice in four days, man is arrested for DWI and polluting Onondaga Lake

On Aug. 9 a man backed his Jeep and boat trailer with the boat attached into Onondaga Lake.

The DEC states he did not report the incident to their Division of Law enforcement.

When backing his boat into the water, he missed the boat launch by 50 feet and got stuck in the mud at the shoreline. The jeep and boat were towed out of the water.

Finger Lakes Partners (Billboard)

On Aug. 12 when trying again, he got his boat into the water from the boat launch but did not brake in time, sinking his trailer and Jeep for a second time.

The second time he was able to get out of his Jeep through a window and was intoxicated.

Witnesses called 911 and Environmental Conservation Officer Donald Damrath, as well as Geddes Police and Onondaga County Parks Police, responded to the boat launch immediately.

While the Geddes police is handling the DWI, the DEC added more charges after seeing fuel and garbage pollute the lake from his Jeep.



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