Steep Local Penalties

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Are the waterways patrolled like highways?

Steep Local Penalties

The local consequences for boating under the influence can be quite severe. California boating under the influence laws include the option to suspend driving licenses. Did you know you could lose your license for up to five years for a boating while intoxicated conviction?

In California alone there are more than 150 agencies responsible for governing the state's waterways. Many states have increased their surveillance of local waterways to prevent boating related accidents and lower the instances of boating under the influence.



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