Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says there have been 55 arrests so far this year for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).
Saturday, August 18, 2012
by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek Here are several tips you can use to prevent intoxicated boating: 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).
Expect to see extra water patrols this weekend on Lake Minnetonka and lakes around the state.
Looking forward to relaxing on the boat this weekend with that ice chest full of cold beer? Better think again. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers and county sheriff’s deputies will be participating in Operation Dry Water on June 24-26. It is part of a national weekend of boating-under-the-influence (BUI) detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities. A goal is to foster a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water. The enforcement push will include boater education, and increased patrols looking for boat operators whose blood alcohol concentration exceeds the .08 limit. “There will be arrests this weekend, and …