Scituate woman faces fifth drunken boating charge

A 47-year-old Scituate woman has been charged with her fifth drunken boating offense after being found stuck in the South River in Marshfield Tuesday night, Marshfield officials said.

Police from neighboring Scituate initially responded to the boat, which had become stuck in shallow water in the Branch Creek area around 5:30 p.m., on July 10, said Marshfield Harbormaster Mike DiMeo.

DiMeo said he also responded, along with the Scituate harbormaster and the Coast Guard, discovering Delia Duffy and a male passenger.

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Duffy was “uncooperative and argumentative” and refused requests from police to wear a life jacket while bringing her to shore, DiMeo said.

Duffy was arrested and arraigned in Plymouth District Court Wednesday. She was ordered held without a bail, pending a motions hearing on Friday, a clerk’s office worker said. The passenger was not charged in the incident and was driven home by the Scituate harbormaster, DiMeo said.

Police are still investigating who owns the boat, which is being kept in the Scituate town marina.