When it comes to the operation of a vehicle, few people think of boats when the topic of drunk driving comes to mind. Most people will immediately picture someone who is down on his or her luck driving away from a bar late at night. The implication is that anyone who is intoxicated and operating a vehicle is driving a car.
But, of course, there are other contexts in which a person can be accused of (and convicted of) operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Boats are just one of these contexts, and a BUI can leave an individual with some very serious punishments and consequences that affect their life for a long time after the charge.