Boating Briefs

The New York state legislature has passed a bill tying driving and boating while intoxicated violations together. Under previous state law, they were considered unrelated offenses. The bill passed this week directs that judges “shall consider any prior convictions” when sentencing such defendants. READ MORE http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/06/nys_legislature_passes_bill_named_after_syracuse_woman_killed_in_boating_crash.html

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All too often drunk boating accidents end in tragedy. Take for instance a crash that occurred in Ft. Lauderdale. The drunk boat operator slammed the vessel into a piling on a bridge. The crash injured the operator and killed her boyfriend. In another incident, a young man in West Virginia was reportedly using drugs and […]

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Coast Guard Comments

Boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or dangerous drugs – yes, it’s still dangerous and still against the law. Let’s review applicable federal laws and regulations. The law is found in 46 USC 2302(c) along with negligent operation (2302(a), and grossly negligent operation 2302(b). 2302(c) states that an individual who is under the influence […]

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Touted by some as having capabilities that border on miraculous, alcoholic beverages definitely have their share of reputations. Said to have the ability to make people dance, pick a fight with someone twice their size and even make clothes fall off, beverage alcohol, known as ethanol, is the most abused drug in the United States. […]

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