Thomas Henry Baker is in some hot water after drunkenly navigating his 72-foot yacht into shallow waters just south of the Palm Beach inlet and running the ship aground. The yacht — appropriately titled the Time Out — will be out of commission for the foreseeable future, and Baker’s BAC was largely to blame.
Brought to you by a .206 blood alcohol content — Florida’s legal limit is .08 — this story takes another surprising twist when you look at Baker’s rap sheet. He has a history of fraud and operating vehicles on both land and sea while under the influence of alcohol. Prior to the yachting incident, he got popped for stealing about $800,000 worth of sports cars and selling them to unwitting customers. One got a refund; one didn’t. He was also arrested on Aug. 14 for, you guessed it, boating under the influence, the Palm Beach Daily News reports.
Isn’t it nice to know that Florida’s justice system is out there keeping us all safe on the roads and waterways?