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Mohave County: Boater arrested for OWI had kids on board

Posted: 3:12 PM, May 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 19:22:43-04
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LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ — Authorities say a California man was arrested over the weekend for operating a boat on the Colorado River while intoxicated.

Mohave County deputies were patrolling near Thomson Bay in Lake Havasu City around 4 p.m. on Saturday when they saw a boat making a large wake in a posted no wake zone.

The deputies say the operator, identified as 30-year-old Daniel Wiest, of Murrieta, California, showed signs and symptoms of impairment. After being taken ashore, officials say his blood-alcohol content was 0.136.

There were two children on board, ages 1 and 4, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

Wiest was arrested and booked into the Mohave County jail.