Marine Unit Nets First BWI of the Boating Season

Modified: May 31, 2016 9:48am


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the Marine Unit arrested Andrew Bodack, 49, of Buffalo after Deputies observed the vessel he was operating did not have the proper navigation lights.


Shortly before 10 p.m., the Deputies approached the vessel in the Niagara River and began investigating the lack of proper lights.  During their investigation, they determined Bodack to be intoxicated.  Following the BWI arrest, they also found marijuana in Bodack’s possession.


The vessel was towed to a harbor and Bodack was charged and then later released on tickets for BWI, unlawful possession of marijuana and vessel equipment violations.  The defendant is scheduled to appear in Buffalo City Court in June.