Indiana Conservation Officers to Enforce Impaired Boating Laws This Holiday Weekend

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STATEWIDE — Indiana Conservation Officers will be on the lookout this holiday weekend for boaters who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

It’s called “Operation Dry Water” and it means increased water patrols July 3 – July 5.

“Alcohol use can impair a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time,” said Lt. Kenton Turner, Indiana boating law administrator. “Every year, we see boating accidents and tragedies that could have been avoided, had alcohol or drug use not been a factor.”

Boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal on all bodies of water.

In Indiana, it’s illegal to operate a vessel with a blood alcohol concentration level of .08 or higher.