Operation Dry Water to crack down on BUI this weekend

Published online: Jun 24, 2010 News Trade Only Today
Viewed 135 time(s)

Marine law enforcement officers will be out in full force this weekend for Operation Dry Water, a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

This is the second year of the national campaign and all U.S. states and territories are participating in the program, with more than 5,000 marine law enforcement officers from 141 state and federal agencies expected to be out on patrol.

Boaters found to be impaired face fines, jail time, loss of boating privileges, and loss of driving privileges.

"We want people to have fun, but we intend to exercise zero tolerance for BUI," said John Fetterman, law enforcement director of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, in a statement.

During last year's three-day Operation Dry Water, 2,442 marine law enforcement officers made contact with 17,454 recreational vessels and issued 5,320 boating safety warnings, 283 BUI citations and 1,127 citations for other violations.

Click here for more.

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 19, 2015

Carefree Boat Club adds location in Georgia

Carefree Boat Club has just opened a brand new location, adding to its ever-growing lineup.
March 17, 2015

World's fastest pontoon boat gets even faster

When you think of fast boats, a pontoon is probably pretty low on your list, just ahead of houseboats and tugboats. Brad Rowland begs to differ.
March 05, 2015

West Marine begins "Do It Yourselfie!" promotion

Show off your selfie fixing up your boat and West Marine could lend you a hand.
March 04, 2015

Pontoon Brands United

Premier Marine announced today the company will transfer the production of its Weeres and Palm Beach brands to its headquarters in Wyoming, Minn.
March 02, 2015

West Marine's New Product Review Day set for March 20

West Marine has announced the date for this year's iteration of their New Product Review Day.
February 19, 2015

Honda Marine and Coach Pontoons Are Now Partners

The PDB team has exciting news! While we were at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, Honda Marine announced their new exclusive OEM agreement with Coach Pontoons!
Follow us on Facebook!  Follow us on Instagram!  Follow us on Twitter!  Follow us on YouTube!