Cumberland Times-News

Outdoors

June 8, 2014

Operation Dry Water June 27-29

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Law enforcement officers across the U.S. are gearing up for Operation Dry Water — the nation’s boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign that will take place June 27-29. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States.



During the three-day Operation Dry Water weekend, law enforcement officers at local, state and federal levels will be on heightened alert for those violating boating under the influence laws. In 2013, officers contacted 144,044 recreational boaters and made 290 BUI arrests during the three-day weekend.



Thousands of law enforcement officers will be on the water educating boaters about dangers of boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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