Last week, we discussed some basic information about boating while intoxicated. If you recall, New York has limits for the blood alcohol concentration of people who are operating a boat. A BUI or BWI charge can mean you lose your right to operate a boat. That alone shows how serious of a problem drinking while operating a boat can be.
When most people think of drunk driving, their thoughts turn to cars and trucks. That, however, isn't the only type of drunk driving that occurs. Boating under the influence and boating while intoxicated are other types of drunk driving that can lead to serious consequences. Additionally, it is against the law in New York. For people who are out on the waterways having fun, these charges can often come as a shock.