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Rhode Island State Police Marine Unit Announces an Initiative to Target Individuals Boating While Intoxicated

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent, of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, announces that the Rhode Island State Police Marine Unit will be assigned to patrol Narragansett Bay throughout the Summer.

In collaboration with the United State Coast Guard, Rhode Island Environmental Police Division of Law Enforcement and local harbormasters, the State Police Marine Unit will be patrolling Narragansett Bay to promote marine safety, handle calls for service and to enforce the criminal laws within Rhode Island waterways with special attention to "Boating While Intoxicated." Troopers will be conducting vessel safety inspections and will have zero tolerance for those drinking alcohol while operating a vessel.

If there is a need for the Rhode Island State Police Marine Unit, please contact the Wickford Barracks at (401) 294-3371/(401) 444-1064.

MEDIA CONTACT: Captain Frank B. Castellone, District "B" Commander, (401) 444-1009

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police

Online: http://www.risp.ri.gov

Release date: 07-12-2013

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