Holtsville, Ronkonkoma Men Arrested for BWI

Police say both intoxicated men switched places at the helm.

Suffolk County Police have arrested two local men for allegedly operating a boat under the influence of alcohol in the Great South Bay.

According to the report, Michael Shear, 29, of Holtsville, and Olimpio Rego, 26, of Ronkonkoma were arrested just east of Bouy 17 in the East Channel of the bay near Ocean Beach. Officers Kevin Comiskey and Frank Sierra of the Marine Bureau were out on BWI patrol when they went to assist another Marine Bureau unit on a vessel inspection.

The officers noticed that Shear appeared to be intoxicated and placed him under arrest. It was then that the passengers told the officers that Shear had switched places at the helm with Rego when they saw the marine police. Rego was placed under arrest for BWI as well.

Both men were transported to the 3rd Precinct for processing. The vessel was impounded.


BabaDoll June 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Why would Mike switch places with Olimpio after already having 3-4 DWI's?? FALSE!! The cop at the scene pulled the boat over with Mike behind the wheel! The others on the boat-Chris Rey and Chris Tirman wrote statements against Olimpio bc they are childhood friends of Mike, who has already served time in jail!!! They did not want their best friend going back to jail!! The owner of the boat is Mike! The truth will prevail...
Giuseppe Brugellis June 25, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Chris ray and Chris tirman ,should man up and speak the truth because it will come out eventually and are going to be arrested for purgury.
Chris tirman June 25, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Listen leo should man up he was driving the boat and when he saw the cops he jumped imto the cabin like a coward. Mike had to stop the manless moveing boat thats all he did leo is scum of the earth and yes the truth will come out and leo will go down for it. I was on that boat you were not so stop acting like you know what happen
Chris tirman June 25, 2012 at 01:25 PM
And befor this happend I liked leo and was good friends with him but now eveyone know what kind of person he is
Tj June 25, 2012 at 02:27 PM
If mike shear had 3dwi y would he even take his boat out while intoxicated hmmm do the crime serve the time.stupid choices put people in jail it happens.not sayin anyone that was on tnat boat was innocent but im pretty sure leo will get his charges dropped considering 5 drunk idiots were just lookin out for their childhood buddy michael.how old are they anyway in their 30s maybe they should grow up.blame it on the young guy.
Chris tirman June 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Oh look another jerkoff who doesnt know a thing we were all wrong for being on that boat but it doesnt matter whos boat it is, its about who was drivimg it and that was leo. If you were drivimg your friends car drunk and got pulled over you would go to jail not your friend. Ive known leo just as long as mike we are not protecting anybody just telling the truth
BabaDoll June 25, 2012 at 06:47 PM
You may know leo just as long but in a completely different way! Mike=your brother leo=aquaintance! that boat was taken out by Mike at 12am! after hours of drinking! 2012= technology....too many cameras-everywhere! Kuddos to the person who stated "purgury" Chris Tirman go be a father to your child and watch what you say about people. Many know Leo and Sachem knows Chris Tirman. looking forward to the truth prevailing.
BabaDoll June 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
While assisting another Marine Bureau unit with a vessel inspection, they noticed that the operator of the vessel, Michael Shear, 29, of Holtsville appeared to be intoxicated. After placing him under arrest for BWI, the other passengers on the vessel stated that the operators had switched positions at the helm when they saw the police vessel. The police officers interviewed the original operator, Olimpio Rego, 26, of Ronkonkoma, and placed him under arrest for Boating While Intoxicated, as well.-->SO MIKE WHO HAS BEEN FOUND GUILY OF 3 DWI'S SWITCHED PLACES WITH LEO TO TAKE THE BLAME AND GO BACK TO JAIL??? LMAO!! YOU GUYS CAN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE OF THIS! WHAT A JOKE!
Chris tirman June 25, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Me in high school and me now are completly diffrent so dont go there that was ten years ago. I would never do what leo is doing to mike a FRIEND just like leo was a friend not just an aquantance and like I said befor ur just another person who doesnt know it went leo saw the cops coming slowed the boat down and jumped in the cabin. We got pulled over at 2 who cares what a camera saw at 12 mike was drunk when we left. Leo said "relax I do this every day" at the wheel of the boat so he was man enough to drive drunk but not to go down for it. Your opinions dont mean anything anyway so well see what happens in court and hopefully they get this right.
Chris tirman June 25, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Mike wasnt drunk when we left at 12
Chris tirman June 25, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Who are you anyway hideing behind babadoll my names right there ive got nothimg to hide, telling me to go be a father to my daughter what did you look at my facebook page. You mean nothing everyone who knows me knows what kind of father I am. You didnt now me then and you def dont know me know so you can write anything you want cause as far as im concerned your nobody
Truth teller June 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM
For leos sake there better not be cameras in ocean beach. If so hes gonna look like a fool straight up lieing to his friends and family. Should he of been driving nooooo was he driving yes.
Emmie June 26, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Wow. I've known leo since grades school and chris tirman since i was like 2 when i moved to holtsville ..grew up on same block as tirman. yes we all do wrong when we in school but people do grow up and change. and yes he has changed. yes he has a daughter. no one knows what really happened on that boat but them. why is everyone making a big deal of this ? it happened. rego and shear got arrested. if they learn from it than good for them. if not than they should do the time. but don't tell people what to do or what has happened when you don't know the truth. obviously we are not in highschool anymore so don't act like it. grow up. --- just saying =) have a nice day !
John T June 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Yes, we have verdict Your Honor. We the Jury find all the people on this boat to be GUILTY, we based this decision on the above statements they still make for everyone here to see. What a bunch of losers.
christine semple July 01, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Ok that's called Hearsay, so before u r ready to convict anyone you should take notes when you watch judge Judy Mr john t. It's an unfortunate situation for everyone involved, fortunately no one got hurt like the night before! If you were not there, you should not act like you know what happened! If you are not a part of my brothers life do not act like you know him. Using poor judgement when alcohol is involved is a popular theme I don't think any of you are innocent of. The only one who looks like a joke here is you babadoll. Taking shit on a sachem website defending someone who was in police Icustody for bwi while my brother was home with his family who he takes very good care of! If Leo would have admitted to driving the boat after blowing a .07 there would b a lot less drama and a lot less speculation!
Emmie July 06, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Totally agree
Truth Teller 2 July 23, 2012 at 05:09 PM
out on the boat again this weekend i see. tirman are you ever home with your kid? you guys never learn do you.
Joe Schnepf August 28, 2012 at 03:59 PM
http://sachem2002reunion.com/ - be there
John T August 28, 2012 at 05:25 PM
What does this have to do with the BWI?
Sick Of It All January 31, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Chris is a great dude , you people are RETARTDED
Sick Of It All January 31, 2013 at 10:12 PM
All I know is , this guy shows off videos off his awesome daughter all the time . So with that being said he's with his daughter all the time . Not his fault some cry baby can't take responsibility for his actions ...


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