Summer drinking and boating campaigns take 139 boaters under the influence off the water in NC
North Carolina Wildlife officials say their summer campaigns to curb drunken boating led to more than 130 charges of boating under the influence in 2022.
The "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive" campaigns took place over three of the busiest summer holiday weekends – Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Weekends.
Of the more than 10,000 boats contacted during those weekends, 1,700 boaters were given warnings of some sort and more than 1,100 tickets were issued.
Officials said 139 were charged with driving under the influence.
As with driving a car, a blood alcohol level of .08 is considered over the legal limit.