Man arrested for operating boat while drunk with large group on board

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A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer was patrolling the water in the area of Keewaydin Island when he noticed the boat with a large group of people.

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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A Naples man was arrested for boating under the influence with a dozen people onboard Saturday, July 4. 

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer was patrolling the water in the area of Keewaydin Island when he noticed the boat with a large group of people. 

Two women were drunk and in the water trying to get back on the boat, according to FWC. Due to the strong currents, the women were unable to get back on board. 

The FWC officer on the scene took the two women aboard the FWC boat and pulled up alongside the packed boat with about 12 people on board. 

Mitchell Rivenburg was operating the boat and appeared to be heavily intoxicated, according to FWC. The FWC officer believed the boat was overloaded, but Rivenburg couldn’t find the boat’s capacity plate. 

FWC said the boat was very low in the water and as people moved on it the bottom of one side would come completely out of the water. 

Rivenburg was arrested for BUI and taken to the Naples Jail Center, FWC said. He also refused to provide breath sample when the FWC officer asked for one. https://www.nbc-2.com/story/42326633/naples-man-arrested-for-operating-boat-while-drunk-with-large-group-on-board

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