Coast Guard Officer Disciplined For Intoxication on Duty

The U.S. Coast Guard has made a change of command on the Petersburg-based cutter Anacapa permanent, following an investigation last month.

The former commanding officer Lieutenant Matthias Wholley was temporarily relieved of his command on May 30.

Coast Guard spokesman Dana Warr says the Anacapa was underway from Petersburg doing scheduled engine trials May 30 and he was relieved of command by the executive officer that morning. Warr says Wholley was given a breathalizer and found to be over the legal alcohol limit

Wholley will forfeit a half month’s pay for each of two months. He has been in the Coast Guard for over ten years and took-over command of the 110-foot cutter in August of 2009.

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Joe Viechnicki is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

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