Boat Crash Leads to BUI Arrest in Atlanta

Lake Allatoona Boat Crash Leads to One BUI Arrest Over Weekend A boat crash on Lake Allatoona in Atlanta, GA late on Saturday evening, July 5th, led to one BUI arrest, or boating under the influence. Several boats were reportedly on Lake Allatoona for a yacht club-sponsored fireworks display.  Witnesses reported that, around 11:30 PM, a ski boat hit a cabin cruiser-style boat from behind, going up and over the boat, causing injuries to the passengers on board and leading to a BUI arrest. Five passengers, including a 4-month-old baby, were … [Read more...]

Operation Dry Water Focuses on how to Prevent BUI in Georgia

Operation Dry Water Helps Prevent BUI in Georgia As July 4th approaches, law enforcement in Georgia will be increasingly present on lakes and rivers across the state for the annual Operation Dry Water Campaign to help prevent BUI – boating under the influence. For three days – June 27th through June 29th – boaters in Georgia can expect to see more local, state, and federal law enforcement agents patrolling the waters as part of Operation Dry Water, a campaign that seeks to educate and remind boaters about watercraft safety and BUI … [Read more...]

Felony BUI Charges Issued After Fatal Boating Accident

Felony BUI Charges Issued For Lake Marion Boating Accident A weekend boating accident this past Saturday night has led to the arrest of a man on felony BUI charges. The boating accident on Lake Marion left one man dead and resulted in felony BUI – boating under the influence – charge against another man. Reportedly, on Saturday evening, a boat hit a buoy just outside of Eutawville, SC, around 7:30 PM. Captain Robert McCullough of the Natural Resources Department says there were four people in the boat, and three were thrown into the … [Read more...]

Hudson River BUI Defendant Pleads Not Guilty

Man Who Crashed Boat on Hudson in Alleged BUI Contests Charges A New York man piloting a boat with several of his friends on board allegedly committed BUI – boating under the influence – last summer when he crashed his boat into a stationary barge on the Hudson River. Jojo John, 35, entered a plea of not guilty at his arraignment on Wednesday, November 20th. His lawyer claims that it was not BUI that caused the accident, but poor lighting on the barge. On July 26th, the 19-foot speed boat John piloted crashed into a construction barge … [Read more...]

Man Arrested for BUI on Lake Murray

SC Man Arrested for BUI Collision on Lake Murray The operator of a boat on Lake Murray has officially been charged with boating under the influence (BUI) for a collision on April 13th. William Hampton, 49, was charged on Tuesday, June 11th, by state natural resources officials for felony BUI and failure to keep a lookout for other watercraft. Officials declined to reveal what intoxication tests on Hampton revealed about the BUI collision. As with driving under the influence in South Carolina, the legal blood alcohol contact (BAC) for … [Read more...]

South Carolina Cautious About Boating Safety and DUI This Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, Boating Safety and DUI Top Priorities for SC Law Enforcement Although a boating license requires less training than a driver’s license, boaters are still subject to implied consent DUI laws in South Carolina. This Memorial Day weekend, South Carolina law enforcement agencies are concerned about boating safety of all kinds, including boating DUI. "There's not a whole of formal training that goes into boating.  Just about anybody can go out and buy a boat and put it in the water and get underway," Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Sailor Watch Those Boat Drinks

South Carolina residents can be seen soaking up the sun and enjoying the recent beautiful weather outside all across the state this spring. Daytime temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s have made outdoor activities more enjoyable for locals. Although the summer season does not officially start until after the solstice in June, the warmer-than-usual weather has encouraged many South Carolinians to venture outside, that is if you can stand the pollen. South Carolina is home to 12 lakes and nearly 200 miles of coastline. Because of South … [Read more...]