Island Park - (WALK) They say he was speeding, alright. Nassau police say a personal watercraft operator may have been operating on an illegal stimulant.
Police say David J. Gotterup, 33, of Riverside Drive, Oceanside, was traveling at a high rate of speed aboard a new Sea Doo Jet Ski in Reynolds Channel, Island Park.
When officers aboard Nassau County Marine Boat #5 attempted to stop him, Gotterup allegedly tossed a clear Zip-Lock bag into the water. Officers recovered the bag, and say it contained a white substance they believe to be cocaine.
Gotterup was rapidly arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and with numerous boating violations, including speeding.