WARWICK, R.I. — Police in Rhode Island say a man has been charged with boating while intoxicated after his vessel ran up onto a sandbar at a Warwick beach.

Capt. Lori Michailides says police and officers from the state Department of Environmental Management responded to a report of a boat lodged in sand at Conimicut Point on Friday.

Authorities say 46-year-old Shawn Kiernan, of Cranston, was taken to Kent Hospital with minor injuries and released with a summons to appear in court on a charge of boating while intoxicated.

It couldn’t be determined Saturday if Kiernan is being represented by an attorney.

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