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Robert Huizenga: Son of Wayne Huizenga arrested on drunken boating charge

Posted: 12:18 PM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 17:21:22Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A son of the late South Florida businessman Wayne Huizenga is facing charges that he drove his power boat drunk.

A Broward Sheriff's Office report released Friday says a firefighter found 56-year-old Robert Huizenga passed out at the helm of his 30-foot boat in the New River Canal near Fort Lauderdale late Wednesday. The report says when a deputy arrived Huizenga was sitting on shore, slurring his words and smelling of alcohol. Deputies say he failed a sobriety test. A bartender at a nearby restaurant told detectives Huizenga had been drinking for hours.

Deputies say Huizenga has numerous previous drunken driving and boating arrests.

He was charged with boating under the influence for a fourth or more time, a felony. Court records do not indicate if he has an attorney.