10 People in Boating Accident Were Intoxicated, Police Said
Police said all 10 passengers aboard a motorboat that struck a pylon of the Bay Bridge on Saturday appeared to be intoxicated.
Police said they suspect that not one of the 10 people they rescued off a boat that crashed into a pylon of the Bay Bridge on Saturday night was sober, according to CBS Baltimore.
The Department of Natural Resources Police and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a call around 9 p.m. on Saturday for a boat that struck a rock piling near the center span of the bridge.
One person sustained a minor head injury and was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson told Patch on Sunday. The other nine passengers were unhurt and taken to Sandy Point State Park.
DNR Police escorted everyone from the boat—even though it only sustained minor damage—because they suspected all the passengers were too intoxicated to drive it back to shore, according to CBS Baltimore.