While the following story doesn't have to do with the laws of Rhode Island, it still brings up a very interesting conversation about boating under the influence -- and, mainly, how it seems that any water-related activity is under attack of DUI and BUI laws.
We go to Georgia for this story, which passed a set of harsh BUI laws in 2013 in the wake of numerous fatal boating accidents. Part of the laws made it illegal for people to "float" or "tube" on the water while under the influence. This included rafts, inflatable objects and other homemade structures. If this sounds rather harsh, that's because it is -- and lawmakers seem to have realized their mistake.