At the end of June, officials all over the country participated in “Operation Dry Water.” The goal was to put thousands of law enforcement officers on local waters to crack down on Boating Under the Influence (BUI) prior to the national holiday.
Founded by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators the program is designed to increase education about the dangers of BUI as well as catch drunk boaters before there is an accident. Last year more than 500 agencies participated and over 144K boaters were contacted. Officers arrested nearly 300 boaters and issued over 4900 citations.
Since the annual event started in 2009 the number of alcohol-caused boater deaths has decreased 37%.… Read the rest