Sunday, June 27, 2010

Early Weekend work & OPERATION DRY WATER

"HOT & HUMID" Last FRIDAY AFTERNOON - These folks were REALLY glad they were BOATUS Members!  "Who YOU gonna CALL"?  

National effort to reduce on water BUI's (Boating Under the Influence)
The Missouri State Water Patrol again this year, took part in the effort spearheaded by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators,  (NASBLA).  Operation Dry Water is an effort by nearly every state and territory to raise awareness and reduce the number of intoxicated boating captains on the water.  (See Lake News On-Line article 6/25/10 HERE).

As of Saturday night we had provided a sober operator or towed to home port 5 BUI related vessels.  Three (3) of these vessels were assisted from the Operation Dry Water checkpoint  held Friday night.  AS OF 6/26/09 LAST YEAR, WE HAD A TOTAL OF 14 BUI RELATED TOWS.  AS OF 6/26/10 WE HAVE 17 BUI RELATED TOWS.   (The total number of BUI arrests for the Lake over the weekend has not yet been released).  As of Sunday morning (6/27/10) we had responded to over 13 routine calls for "on the water assistance", including the above mentioned BUI's.  This "pre Independence Day" weekend has been historically slow - - once again - - not so THIS YEAR.

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