Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Timothy Charles Allessi, 37, of Tustin, Calif., Friday (5/5) evening for OUI and OUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08%, misdemeanors. At about 7:45 p.m., as deputies were patrolling the Bridgewater channel, they observed a personal watercraft beached at the west bank of the channel, near Site 6. Deputies further observed a male and female subject getting ready to get on the PWC. Deputies approached them and inquired about having navigation lights on the PWC. The male subject advised that it did not. Deputies advised them that’s it’s not only against the law, it was extremely unsafe for them to operate on the water without lights on at night. The male subject said that he understood. Shortly thereafter, deputies were about a quarter of a mile north of the PWC and speaking with people on a boat when deputies observed the PWC pull out from the beach and started traveling south through the Bridgewater channel. Deputies responded and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the PWC continued traveling at a slow speed without stopping. Deputies pulled their vessel alongside of the PWC and ordered them to pull their PWC to shore which they complied. Deputies contacted the operator identified as Allessi. Allessi advised that his phone wasn’t working and he couldn’t call anyone to have his PWC towed. Deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Allessi. During conversations with Allessi, he admitted to have been drinking. Allessi was taken into custody and transported to Contact Point where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be .085%. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident. The PWC was towed from the scene and the tow company also gave the female passenger that was riding with Allessi, a ride back to her RV site.