Crime & Justice

Captain arrested after boat runs aground in LA

The captain of a sailboat has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after his craft ran aground and began to capsize at Venice Beach, the Associated Press reports. 

The sailboat ran aground between the Venice and Santa Monica piers  around midnight, said Sgt. G. Montoya of the sheriff's Marina del Rey Station, according to NBC-LA.

Los Angeles police officers arrived first and helped four people get from the boat to the shore.

Sheriff's Sgt. G. Montoya says the captain was arrested on suspicion of driving a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to AP. The captain's name was not released.

The boat remained in the breakwater between Venice and Santa Monica piers Tuesday morning, NBC-LA reports. Authorities told the station they will discuss with the captain what to do about the vessel.