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Boating under the influence is no joke

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.

'Boater's fatigue' and what it means in a BUI case

Imagine that you go out on the lake with your speedboat, or you take to the seas with your boat. It's a sunny, beautiful day -- but a bit windy. While you're out there, you enjoy a beer or two. This isn't out of the ordinary in many boating trips for many people, but on this day, the influence the alcohol has over you feels stronger than ever before.

Man sued for causing boat collision while drunk

While the following story did not occur here in Rhode Island, it serves as an important reminder to people who enjoy going out on the lake with their boat -- and maybe enjoying a drink or two during the ride. And that reminder is this: don't do it.

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