Newcastle, Renton men arrested for BUIs on same boat

August 10, 2011

By Staff

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After more than 550 boats were contacted by officials during Seafair on Aug. 7 on Lake Washington, one boat in particular was in hot water.

In just four hours, two drivers were arrested in separate incidents for boating under the influence for operating the same boat.

At about1:30 p.m., the Impaired Operator Emphasis on Lake Washington stopped a boat for a no go zone violation. Emphasis patrol officials arrested the operator, Joseph Dalrymple of Renton, on investigation of BUI.

At 5:40 p.m. that day, the same boat was stopped for a no wake zone violation and the operator, Thomas Hutchison of Newcastle, was arrested for investigation of BUI.

Both operators were booked into the King County Jail.

Of the boats contacted, there were 71 arrests for BUI and three minor in possession charges. The multi-agency emphasis included the Mercer Island Police Marine Patrol, Washington Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Seattle Police & Harbor Patrol, King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, United States Coast Guard and the Washington State Patrol.

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