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I can get a DUI on my Boat?

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By Nerissa Sardi on May 20, 2009 1:10 PM

With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us, many people begin planning for those relaxing summer days recreating outdoors. Boat related activities are some of the most popular ways to escape the heat in regions with lakes, rivers and oceans; And for many, a lazy day on the water includes an alcoholic beverage or two.

But those who own or operate a boat or water craft must be aware that there are stringent laws that regulate alcohol consumption while doing so. Just like a DUI/DWI for someone driving a car illegally, boat owners and operators can face serious consequences including being cited, arrested, and even convicted under Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws. To learn more about Boating Under the Influence, the legal consequences of a BUI conviction, or to find a BUI attorney, check out FindLaw's new BUI section:

The Basics
State-by-State Blood Alcohol Limits (BAC) for Boating Under the Influence
Also check out our previous blog post with tips to avoid a BUI
Don't Let Boating Under the Influence Spoil Fun on the Water 

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