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Hughson Firefighter Arrested On Boating DUI

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Sonora, CA — 22 year old Hughson firefighter Cole J. Periera was arrested by the Tuolumne County Sheriff Office´s Boat Patrol Sunday evening for operating his watercraft while under-the-influence.

Deputies responded to a 6:48pm call of a boat collision on Lake Don Pedro. Deputies learned that two crafts were involved; a 2002 Malibu boat and a 2002 blue Fineline ski boat.

Periera was operating the Malibu boat when it struck the Fineline at an approximate speed of 10-15mph. Individuals on the struck boat told deputies that they had stopped to allow occupants to urinate into the lake.

One of the individuals on the Fineline was an 18 year old female from Elk Grove who was reportedly injured and transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Periera showed signs of intoxication and was arrested and booked into the County Jail.

Written by Bill Johnson