Officials get tougher on drunken boating

A Suffolk County Police marine unit sails on

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A Suffolk County Police marine unit sails on the great south bay after Islip Town officials held a press conference at the East Islip Marina. (June 26, 2012) (Credit: Steve Pfost)

Long Island officials announced plans Tuesday to ratchet up anti-drunken-boating enforcement this summer following a death on the water and three boating-while-intoxicated arrests last weekend.

The stepped-up patrols -- officials say boaters should see more police boats on the waters as early as this weekend -- come as many flock to the area's waterways during the busy summer season.

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