By Danny Schrafel
A Melville man was intoxicated at the wheel of a boat in the Great South Bay in the wee hours of the morning on July 11, Suffolk police said.
Police said they stopped 25-year-old Peter Muzic, of Melville, for an unidentified transgression while operating a 1988 Carver at 1:30 a.m. in Bay Shore.
During a field sobriety test, Muzic had “the smell of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot glassy eyes, was unsteady on his feet and showed signs of intoxication” and was arrested at the Maple Street dock, according to a criminal complaint.
Muzic was charged with operating a vessel while intoxicated and a second-offense charge of operating a vessel with blood-alcohol content in excess of .08 of 1 percent, both misdemeanors.
He was also charged with second-degree criminal contempt. Police allege he was in possession of a 12-gauge pump shotgun on the vessel, a violation of a May 30, 2014 court order directing him to surrender all firearms.
Attorney information was not immediately available. Muzic was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on Aug. 6, according to online court records.