Hamburg man charged with boating while intoxicated

erie county sheriff

STURGEON POINT, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Hamburg man is accused of operating a boat on Lake Erie while under the influence of alcohol.

Deputies with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit answered a call about a boater driving recklessly near the shore, who may have been intoxicated.

Deputies say they found a boat two miles off shore, with a man sleeping in it.

They woke the man in the boat, and determined he was intoxicated. The deputies arrested Shawn Hilliker, 24, on violations including Boating While Intoxicated, and reckless operation of a vessel.

Hilliker was released to the custody of another person.

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