Boater's Escape From Deputies Doesn't Go Well

Robert Callahan jumps into Lake Shasta, then asks deputy to rescue him
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2019 12:47 PM CDT
Cops: Drunk Boater Jumps Into Lake, Requests Rescue
A boat arrives at Lake Shasta's Bridge Bay Marina, near where the July 4 incident occurred, on Feb. 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)

(Newser) – A man suspected of operating a boat while drunk almost immediately regretted his decision to try to flee deputies. Robert Callahan of Oregon jumped into the water from his boat rather than submit to a sobriety test, authorities tell Redding Record Searchlight. He made it about 50 yards before asking a deputy to come pluck him out of California's Lake Shasta. Once on the patrol boat, the 31-year-old was shown to have a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.29%, according to deputies. He was booked into Shasta County Jail, as was the boat's owner, per KRCR. Rylie Hogue, also 31, was arrested for public intoxication. Authorities say he was too drunk to operate the boat. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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