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Officials on the Lookout for Impaired Boaters

This weekend, June 25-27, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and law enforcement agencies will be participating in “Operation Dry Water,” which is a nationwide enforcement effort against boaters who drive while intoxicated. In 2009, according to the DNR, 38% of boating fatalities in Wisconsin involved alcohol. In those accidents, the impaired boaters’ blood alcohol content averaged 0.227%, well over the legal limit of .08%.