Accused Capitol Hill rioter arrested for boozy Florida boat crash

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An accused Capitol Hill rioter was arrested after drunkenly crashing his boat whereas out on a booze cruise in Florida on Saturday evening, in accordance with regulation enforcement.

Paul Rae, a 38-year outdated self-identified member of the “Proud Boys” who’s on federal supervised launch for his position within the Jan.6 Capitol Hill riots, was allegedly drunk when witnesses reported seeing him crash his boat right into a small island at excessive velocity round 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the county’s Marine Unit and DUI unit responded, the place they discovered the boat 75 toes from the water. Rae and a passenger have been additionally discovered unhurt however “showing signs of impairment,” police mentioned.

Police put Rae by sobriety assessments earlier than he was taken to the Pinellas County Jail the place he was booked for one rely of sailing below the affect. Rae was launched from jail on his personal recognizance shortly after 9 a.m.on Sunday.

Alleged Capitol rioter Paul Rae was arrested after drunkenly crashing his boat while out on a booze cruise in Florida on Saturday night, according to law enforcement.
Paul Rae’s boat on the scene of the crash.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Alleged Capitol rioter Paul Rae was arrested after drunkenly crashing his boat while out on a booze cruise in Florida on Saturday night, according to law enforcement.
Paul Rae allegedly crashed his boat whereas being intoxicated.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Rae has been out on supervised launch after he was charged with knowingly coming into and remaining in a restricted constructing or grounds and corruptly obstructing official proceedings in March, according to local outlets.