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Police: Man arrested, charged in drunken boating crash

A man was arrested after he crashed his boat into a sandbar in Warwick on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (WJAR)

A 46-year-old Cranston man was arrested Friday night after he crashed his boat into a sandbar.

Police told NBC 10 News that Shawn Kiernan was charged with boating while intoxicated.

Authorities said witnesses told them they saw the boat speeding on Conimicut Point in Warwick earlier that evening.

Kiernan was the only person onboard. He was taken to Kent County and treated for minor injuries.

Kiernan was given a summons to appear in court.

No one else was harmed.

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