Minnesota DNR Cracks Down On Drunken Boating

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 at 11:22 am

The state Department of Natural Resources will be ramping up it’s enforcement on drunken boating as the Independence Day holiday approaches.

According to the AP, the stepped-up patrols are part of Operation Dry Water, a national weekend that educates boaters about boating-while-intoxicated and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

The DNR states impaired boating is one of the leading factors for boating accidents and injuries in Minnesota. 33% of the state’s deadly boating accidents last year were attributed to alcohol.

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