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Coast Guard, Natural Resources increase enforcement at start of summer boating season
Coast Guard, Natural Resources increase enforcement at start of summer boating season

When the officers stopped the 20-foot teal and white Sea Ray power boat careening through Curtis Creek to check for life vests and other safety equipment, they noticed the operator smelled of alcohol and had a can of Natural Ice beer in the drink holder. Andrew Meyer, a Coast Guard patrolman, asked the operator to complete a series of sobriety tests, including one where he closed his eyes and pointed to his nose. "Right. Right. Left," Meyer repeated as the man followed the directions and three young girls in the boat watched. The encounter was part of stepped-up boating safety enforcement by the Coast Guard and Natural Resources Police throughout the Inner Harbor and...

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