A Sayville man was charged with boating while intoxicated early Sunday in the Great South Bay by the same officer who charged him with the same offense after a 2011 boat crash, Suffolk police said.

Suffolk County police identified the suspect as Joseph Leon, 59, of 80 Willow St. He was held on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond after arraignment Sunday in First District Court in Central Islip.

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Police said Marine Patrol officers John Mullins III and John Sheehan were patrolling in dark waters of the Great South Bay a half-mile northeast of Cherry Grove shortly before 2:30 a.m. when they spotted Leon operating a 38-foot Silverton cabin cruiser with the boat's navigational lights off.

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It was determined that Leon was intoxicated and he was apprehended and held overnight at the Third Precinct pending his arraignment, police said.

Mullins arrested Leon in connection with a June 20, 2011, boat accident, police said. In that incident, Leon and a male passenger were injured after Leon rammed his boat into a bulkhead at Sandspit Marina on the Patchogue River, police said.

Leon had served a prison sentence of 32/3 to 8 years after pleading guilty to drunken driving in 2007. His driver's license has been suspended 38 times.