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Four men charged with drunk boating over the weekend

Four boaters on Florida Keys waters should have stuck to drinking water over the weekend, according to state marine officers.

Four cases of boating under the influence, three on Saturday after one on Friday, were lodged by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers.

"For some people, 'tis the season to be too jolly," FWC Officer Bobby Dube, an agency spokesman, said Monday.

The misdemeanor arrests by FWC officers were made during routine patrols and boat-safety checks, Dube said. "There wasn't any kind of special operation or crackdown," he said. "There's always zero tolerance for BUI."

Peter R. Burdick, 51, of Marathon was charged with BUI and misdemeanor marijuana possession around 6:15 p.m. Friday in Boot Key Harbor. He was released Friday after posting a $3,000 bond.

Onel Vazquez-Martinez, 47, of Hialeah and Basilio Placeres, 64, of Miami both were charged BUI around 8:20 a.m. Saturday at Marathon's public boat ramp near mile marker 54. Both were released several hours after booking.

Johnny L. Caillouet, 66, of Key West was charged BUI and misdemeanor marijuana possession at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He was released Sunday after posting $1,500 bond.

Only one person, Robert Parks of Marathon, was booked over the weekend from a new case of reported driving under the influence. Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies made the arrest on Fiesta Key.

Another man, Key West resident Daniel Sommerfeldt, 32, was booked Friday on multiple DUI-related counts from an August crash in the Lower Keys that killed three people.

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