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Man arrested for boating under the influence after crashing into docks in Madeira Beach

Two docks are crushed in boating accident
Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 24, 2016

UPDATE

Pinellas County authorities identified the boater responsible for crashing into multiple docks as Robert Clark Hart. He has been arrested for boating under the influence.

ORIGINAL STORY

A suspected drunk boater crashed into two docks in Madeira Beach on Thursday.

The boat dragged a sailboat before being stopped by law enforcement, according to witnesses.

Witnesses told ABC Action News, two men were on a commercial vessel.

The witnesses started yelling at the boat's occupants and the boat swerved away just before hitting the dock, but the boat proceeded to crash into two more docks before speeding away.

Witnesses say the boat then dragged a sailboat some distance.

Eventually law enforcement caught up with the boaters and took them into custody.