AquaPalooza and Boating While Intoxicated

7/13/10 Update. More AquaPalooza = more arrests…

Reading the arrest results for this weekend’s so-called AquaPalooza , it occurred to me to mention a couple of things that some folks don’t know…

First there IS such a thing as boating while intoxicated. I’ve had people laugh like I’m telling a joke on a couple of occasions that I’ve mentioned it in a casual setting. But no, I’m serious folks. Furthermore, drinking and boating is actually riskier than DWI from a criminal liability perspective because the police do NOT need a reason to stop a boat. That’s right, whenyou’re in a boat, the police can demand you stop, board the boat, and conduct an inspection justbecause they feel like it.

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