A 48-year-old Babylon resident has been arrested and charged with allegedly boating while intoxicated following a two-boat collision early Tuesday morning in the Great South Bay that injured six people.
Suffolk Police say was operating a 1999 Polar 21-foot center console off Captree Island at about 3:20 a.m. when the boat collided with a 1989 Steiger Craft being driven by Mario Posillico, 49, of Saltaire, Fire Island.
Posillico’s boat was also carrying Georgine Posillico, 47, also of Saltaire, a 19-year-old female, and two males, 15 and 11 years old. All the passengers on the Steiger Craft were taken to for treatment of serious injuries.
The 19-year-old woman required surgery for internal organ damage. She's expected to make a full recovery. The other passengers’ injuries included a bump to the head, medical staples for a cut on a forehead and a slight shoulder injury. Non are considered life-threatening.
Police say Swezey’s passenger, unnamed by police, was not hurt in the crash.
Swezey was issued a summons for failure to submit for a breath test, and police then obtained a warrant and took a blood test, according to the SCPD. He's being held overnight at the Third Precinct, and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 16.
According to Det. Sgt. Jeffrey Walker the BWI charge is the first of the boating season in the precinct.