As summer officially begins, California boaters should be aware that the Coast Guard is cracking down on boaters who may be under the influence. As part of their Operation Dry Water program, the Coast Guard will be increasing patrols from Dana Point to Moro Bay, NBC Los Angeles reports.
While most people are familiar with the laws governing California DUI, the rules and regulations regarding boating under the influence, or BUI, are much less understood.
Below are several keys facts about boating under the influence that you may not know:
We encourage all California boaters to operate their vessels responsibly this summer. Unfortunately, the Coast Guard reported 672 deaths from boating accidents last year alone, of which 20% were due to alcohol.
If you are charged with California DUI or California BUI, it is imperative to consult with an experienced California DUI defense attorney who can help you determine your legal options.