Cops: Riverhead man was boating drunk; children had no life vests

08/26/2012 11:29 PM |

The U.S. Coast Guard stopped a Riverhead man for boating erratically Sunday evening, only to learn he was intoxicated and his two young children were on board without life vests, Riverhead Town police said.

Vytas Stackevicius, 35, of Goodale Road was stopped by the Coast Guard near Terry’s Creek in Aquebogue shortly after 7 p.m. and was arrested by town police, according to a Riverhead police press release. He was charged with Boating While Intoxicated and cited for having his children, ages 3 and 1, on board without life preservers.

Mr. Stackevicius was held overnight for a Monday morning arraignment, according to police.

His wife and mother were also passengers in the boat but were not charged with any crime, police said.