Starting July 3 and going until July 5, Greenwich Police are joining other law enforcement agencies across the United States in an effort to stop boating under the influence as part of Operation Dry Water.
This holiday weekend, the Greenwich Police Marine Section will focus on detecting impaired boaters, removing them from the waterway and educating the public about the dangers of boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The goal is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water.
Persons found to be boating under the influence can expect to incur severe
penalties. If a boat operator is BUI, the voyage may be terminated, the boat
may be impounded and the operator may be arrested. Penalties vary by state but can include fines, jail, loss of boating privileges, even loss of driving privileges.