Sandusky man pleads guilty to boating under influence

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A third northern Ohio resident was sentenced after pleaded guilty to boating under the influence on Friday.

Timothy D. Fresch, 56, of Sandusky, was sentenced to pay $725 for the Aug. 30 incident on Lake Erie, the Ninth Coast Guard District said.

"When mariners boat under the influence, it puts all those around them at significant risk," said Capt. Stephen Torpey, chief of response for the 9th District, in a news release. "We want mariners to enjoy our nation's waterways but to do it safely and responsibly. The Coast Guard will continue to work closely with federal, state, and local partners to ensure the safety of those on the water."

Two others were also recently sentenced for BUI during the spring and summer:

- Bradley J. Green, 29, of Garfield Heights, pleaded guilty to operating a recreational vessel under the influence near Kelly's Island and was ordered to pay a $725 fine.

- Christopher J. Cook, 47, of Ashtabula pleaded guilty to operating a recreational vessel on the Ashtabula River while under the influence and was ordered to pay a $250 fine.

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