The Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit is participating in ‘Operation Dry Water’ boating safety campaign from June 30 - July 2, 2017.
During the boating safety campaign, Sheriff’s Marine Unit Deputies will add extra safety patrols, ticketing those operating watercrafts in a careless or reckless manner. Additionally, Marine Unit Deputies will keep a watchful eye for those who make the decision to operate a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
According to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths in the United States.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Operating a watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs endangers everyone on the water. Whether you’re taking to the water on the Chain O’Lakes or other waterways, please do so carefully, and don’t operate a watercraft under the influence! We want everyone to have an enjoyable, safe time on the open water during this safety campaign and throughout the entire summer.”
‘Operation Dry Water’ is sponsored by NASBLA in partnership with the United States Coast Guard.