A report of reckless boating in Lake Erie late Saturday led to a Hamburg man’s arrest on a charge of boating while intoxicated, Erie County sheriff’s deputies reported.
Deputies from the Marine Unit were given a description of a boat that was being operated recklessly off Sturgeon Point about 10:30 p.m. and, as they approached it, found its occupant sleeping inside.
Shawn W. Hilliker, 24, of Manor Lane, was intoxicated, authorities said. Hilliker submitted to a breath test, which indicated a blood-alcohol content of .11, deputies said.
Hilliker also was charged with reckless operation of a vehicle and unspecified equipment violations.
The boat was towed to shore, and Hilliker was released to a third party, pending an appearance in Evans Town Court.