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Tipsy Temagami boaters face liquor charges after trespassing

Investigation showed that a small vessel operator and two passengers docked their boat at a private dock, then got out and were found wandering on the property of the homeowner
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Lake Temagami. Photo by Jeff Turl.

A pair of boaters from southern Ontario had too much to drink and felt it was ok to wander across private property in Temagami.

OPP say that shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday, Temiskaming Detachment officers responded to a call for trespassing on White Bear Court in Temagami.   

Investigation showed that a small vessel operator and two passengers docked their boat at a private dock, then got out and were found wandering on the property of the homeowner, who called police.

Officers spoke with the boat occupants and determined that they had been drinking alcohol. 

The 21-year-old operator from Perth East Township, near Kitchener,  is charged with:

  • Operating boat underway with an open container of liquor

A 19-year-old passenger, also from Perth East Township, is charged with: 

  • Consuming liquor in other than a licenced premises, residence, or private place.

The vessel operator was also issued a three-day licence suspension.




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