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Suspected drunk, rowdy boaters making threats nabbed by Horseshoe Bay night-vision cops on Lake LBJ

HORSESHOE BAY — Even in the dark and on the water, Horseshoe Bay police still nabbed their quarry, thanks in part to some powerful night-vision technology, officers said.

That was the case May 29 for three boaters police said were drunk who tried to slip away on Lake LBJ under the cover of darkness after they reportedly threatened people on shore.

What they didn’t count on was officers on boat patrol wearing night-vision equipment, according to Chief Bill Lane

"With the night vision, the officers can pretty much see as if it were light outside," the chief said.

Michael Cameron Jackson, 21, of Dallas was charged with aggravated boating while intoxicated (second BWI/DWI offense). Charged with public intoxication were 21-year-old Austin Webb James of Addison and 21-year-old Ryan Benjamin Leveille of Houston.