Boating While Intoxicated
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is working with other state agencies to deter drinking and boating as summer starts and we approach the Fourth of July.
With the nice weather on tap for this weekend, many Minnesotans will be headed to the lakes. And to help keep everyone safe on the water, the DNR is ramping up patrols to crack down on drunken boaters. Friday marks the start of “Operation Dry Water” across the state. Boaters caught operating under the influence will have their boats impounded and could even be banned from boating.
If you’re going to be out on a lake for the Fourth of July next week, officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said you better have a sober driver on your boat. The DNR said extra patrols will be out on Minnesota lakes next weekend for the Fourth of July holiday.
So far this year, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has made 55 arrests for Boating While Intoxicated (BWI).
An attorney for Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien says it appears his client will be going to trial in a boating while impaired case in Minnesota.
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has pleaded not guilty to four counts stemming from a boating incident in Minnesota.
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been charged with boating while intoxicated three weeks after his arrest in Minnesota.