York County Supervisor found not guilty of boating while under the influence

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Chad Green

YORK, Va.  (WAVY) — A member of the York County Board of Supervisors was found not guilty of boating under the influence of alcohol Wednesday, but was found guilty of two other charges related to an incident last year on Chisman Creek.

Virginia Marine Police stopped York District 3 Supervisor Chad Green the night of June 23 and charged him with boating while under the influence, failing to stop for law enforcement and not consenting to a breathalyzer test. 

A judge found him guilty of not consenting to a breathalyzer test and failing to stop for law enforcement but found him not guilty of boating under the influence. Another charge for not having a stern light on his boat was dismissed.

Green paid the $200 fine and court costs.

He released the following statement in June:

 This past Saturday night I went by boat to dinner with my wife and her friend at a local waterfront restaurant. On our way home I noticed a VMRC boat had turned their lights on. Initially, I did not know that they were approaching my boat as there were many boats on Chisman Creek. Once I realized they were approaching us, I signaled VMRC that I was going to my lighted dock (approximately 500 feet away) for their stop for both of our safety. It was never my intent to give the impression I was evading them. I have a great respect for the men and women of law enforcement and apologize for any misunderstanding. Alcohol was involved and I did make errors in judgment and want to acknowledge that I will accept any and all responsibility for my actions and will work every day to do better to serve the people of York County.

At the time police said Green’s blood alcohol level was above .08 percent.

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