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Tag: Washington boating safety


Law enforcement patrols will emphasize boating under the influence laws June 22-24

Officers from 50 marine law enforcement agencies will be out Friday-Sunday for Operation Dry Water, the annual campaign to enforce boating under the influence laws on Washington’s waterways.

The campaign focuses on preventing accidents, injuries and deaths resulting from people abusing alcohol or drugs while operating boats. According to Washington State Parks Boating Programs, at least 30 people died between 2007-2011 in reportable boating accidents where alcohol use was a contributing factor.

The main focus of the campaign is to raise awareness of the problem and get impaired boat operators off the water by actively enforcing the law that prohibits

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