We just learned two things: H. Wayne Huizenga's 47-year-old son, Robert Ray, was arrested, and it is possible to be charged with boating under the influence.
We don't have hard statistics on this, but we'd assume boating under the influence is generally less enforced than driving under the influence. Cold beer and fishing trips go hand in hand, right? So you'd probably have to be really drunk. Like to the point where the officers had no other choice.
A Fort Lauderdale woman called police shortly before midnight yesterday, saying two men were trying to open the back door to her waterfront house. Police arrived and found Patrick Stewart, 44, on the property, with Huizenga on the boat. Police asked him to throw a rope, and it took him several attempts. He had slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on his breath.
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Huizenga has three previous DUI convictions, though all on land. The last, in 2003, came after he struck a man on Los Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. He served 83 days out of his 120-day jail sentence and was released from house arrest five months early.