South Haven Man Arrested For Boating Drunk

A South Haven man is facing charges for boating while intoxicated over the holiday weekend. Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 33-year-old on the Black River shortly before midnight on July 3, right after the Light Up The Lake fireworks. He had the dock lights on, which caused him to not be able to see the green and red navigational lights on the drawbridge. His blood alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08 percent. There were nine people on the 2021 Chaparral boat.