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Sheriff: 'You Can Help Prevent Intoxicated Boating'

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says there have been 55 arrests so far this year for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).

by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek

Here are several tips you can use to prevent intoxicated boating:

  • Designate a sober boat operator prior to boating.
  • Bring non-alcoholic beverages on board the boat.
  • If you dock, remember to designate a sober operator prior to re-boarding the boat.
  • As a passanger, make it clear that your safety is important and you do not wish to participate in boating with an impaired person.
  • If you see impaired boating, call 911.

REMINDER: Operating a boat while intoxicated is a crime.  So far this year, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has made 55 arrests for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).

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