|Sean Brian Stafford, 30, of Fairfield, Calif., was arrested on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, for boating under the influence. Lake County Jail photo.|
GLENHAVEN, Calif. – A Fairfield man has been arrested by deputies with the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Sean Brian Stafford, 30, was arrested on Tuesday, May 29, according to Sgt. Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
On Tuesday the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol responded to a report of an unresponsive subject slumped over the steering wheel of his boat in the Glenhaven area of the lake, Brooks said.
The boat was reported to be traveling in circles and had collided with a dock, according to Brooks.
Deputies responded to the north end of Glenhaven and observed a green boat moving slowly in a circle. Brooks said the operator – identified as Stafford – appeared to be unconscious and slumped over the steering wheel.
The Marine Patrol deputy was able to pull alongside the circling boat. Brooks said the deputy attempted to wake Stafford to have him turn off the engine by yelling at him and pounding on the deck of his boat.
Brooks said it took three to five minutes to wake Stafford and get him to turn the engine off.
Stafford failed to complete the field sobriety tests as demonstrated and was arrested, Brooks said.
Stafford was transported to the Lake County Hill Road Correctional Facility and booked for operating a watercraft under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Bail was set at $30,000.
Jail records indicated Stafford later posted bail and was released.