Cops: Man Was Boating While Intoxicated When He Crashed Boat In North Haven

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Southampton Town Bay Constables investigate a boating accident in the entrance channel to a private marina in North Haven on Sunday. Michael Heller photo

An intoxicated captain crashed his 39-foot boat into a dock in North Haven late Saturday evening, injuring himself and two passengers on board, according to Southampton Town Police.

Town Police responded to the scene at 11:23 p.m. and arrested Gary Lucas, 66, of Sag Harbor and charged him with boating while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Police said the vessel struck a dock at 370 Ferry Road and overturned with five people on board. Mr. Lucas sustained injuries to his face and leg and was transported by medevac helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. The two injured passengers were transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Members of the Southampton Town Bay Constables, Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance and Sag Harbor Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Mr. Lucas was released on an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear at Southampton Town Justice Court at a future date for an arraignment. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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