STONINGTON, Maine — Officials say a lobsterman whose vessel collided with a recreational boat at the Stonington dock has been charged with operating under the influence.
A Coast Guard response boat on hand for security during the lobster boat races on Sunday saw Murphy operating his boat, Black Thundah II, at the time of the crash.
No injuries were reported.
Crew members on the Coast Guard craft boarded the lobster boat as part of their investigation, and notified the sheriff’s deputies.
It was unknown if Murphy has an attorney. A phone number for him could not be located on Tuesday.