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Mattawan man arrested twice in two months for intoxicated boating
PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 63-year-old Mattawan man is in jail after a second arrest for operating a boat while intoxicated in two months.
According to the Van Buren County Sheriffs Department, marine deputies were patrolling Lake Brownwood Saturday night when they made contact with the operator of an aluminum rowboat with an attached motor. Deputies say the operator showed signs he was intoxicated. They conducted dexterity evaluations and say a preliminary breath test confirmed their suspicions.
The operator of the boat was arrested. Deputies say the man was also arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated on June 30; he pleaded guilty to that charge in July.