ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Natural Resources police say 10 people were removed from a boat in the Chesapeake Bay because officers feared no one was sober enough to operate the vessel.

The DNR police received a call about 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bay Bridge for a boat taking on water. The Capital of Annapolis reports that authorities said a 36-foot Sea Ray had struck a rock piling near the center span of the bridge, but was not taking on water.

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Police say the operator and nine passengers appeared to be very intoxicated. They were taken to Sandy Point State Park.

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Police say the operator, who was not identified, was charged with operating while intoxicated.

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