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Accused Capitol Hill rioter arrested for boozy Florida boat crash

An accused Capitol Hill rioter was arrested after drunkenly crashing his boat while out on a booze cruise in Florida on Saturday night, according to law enforcement.

Paul Rae, a 38-year old self-identified member of the “Proud Boys” who is on federal supervised release for his role in the Jan.6 Capitol Hill riots, was allegedly drunk when witnesses reported seeing him crash his boat into a small island at high speed around 10 p.m. Saturday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies from the county’s Marine Unit and DUI unit responded, where they found the boat 75 feet from the water. Rae and a passenger were also found uninjured but “showing signs of impairment,” police said.

Police put Rae through sobriety tests before he was taken to the Pinellas County Jail where he was booked for one count of boating under the influence. Rae was released from jail on his own recognizance shortly after 9 a.m.on Sunday.

Paul Rae’s boat at the scene of the crash.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Alleged Capitol rioter Paul Rae was arrested after drunkenly crashing his boat while out on a booze cruise in Florida on Saturday night, according to law enforcement.
Paul Rae allegedly crashed his boat while being intoxicated.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Rae has been out on supervised release after he was charged with knowingly entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds and corruptly obstructing official proceedings in March, according to local outlets.

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