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Operation Dry Water continues this weekend

June 28, 2013

Law enforcement agencies across the state will be participating in an Operation Dry Water emphasis campaign this weekend, looking for people operating boats while under the influence.

The goal of Operation Dry Water is to prevent injury and death in accidents resulting from people consuming alcohol or drugs while operating boats.

According to Washington State Parks Boating Programs, between 2007 and 2013, at least 39 people were killed in boating accidents where alcohol use was a contributing factor.

The emphasis is supported by the Washington State Parks Boating Programs. All 56 states, trusts and territories of the U.S. are expected to participate in the emphasis. Boat operators may be cited if their blood alcohol concentration exceeds the state limit of .08.

According the U.S. Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division, alcohol can be more dangerous to boaters because boat operators are often less experienced and less confident on the water than on the highway.

Operation Dry Water

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