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Many people do not understand that boating drunk is a crime in many waterways. Just like DUI laws, drunk boating laws differ from place to place and state to state. If you own a boat or are thinking of purchasing a boat, be sure to research your local laws on boating drunk. Too often, people are caught by surprise and can lose their ability to use their boat or even lose the boat. Fines can also be involved.
Boating is expensive enough without the possible added costs of boating drunk. You can enjoy your day of boating with or without alcohol. If you choose to have some, be sure to make yourself knowledgeable of the local drunk boating laws.