POLICE PRESENCE: Whitsunday Water Police regularly conduct breath tests on operators of vessels out on the water in the region.
POLICE PRESENCE: Whitsunday Water Police regularly conduct breath tests on operators of vessels out on the water in the region. Sharon Smallwood

Boatie allegedly busted more than four times alcohol limit

11.30AM UPDATE: A MAN caught operating his boat while allegedly four times the legal alcohol limit was been remanded in custody this morning.

Anthony Laurence Boegheim faced Bowen Magistrate's Court this morning in a bail application which was refused.

He will appear again in Proserpine Magistrates Court on December 2.

 

EARLIER: A BOATIE has been caught operating his vessel in Funnel Bay while allegedly more than four times the legal alcohol limit.

The 55-year-old male Birkdale resident was charged with driving a vessel under the influence of liquor after he allegedly recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.238 when breath tested by Whitsunday Water Police on November 12 about noon.

The man will appear in Bowen Magistrates Court today to have the matter heard.

Police say the incident serves as a reminder for all that police actively conduct breath tests on operators of vessels as part of their daily activities.