Planning on heading out onto the Santa Monica Bay this weekend for some boating?
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has announced it will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI).
The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education to recreational boaters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use on the water.
During the Operation Dry Water, being held the weekend of June 28-30, deputies will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds the state limit of .08 percent.
This weekend will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests, and checkpoints as well as boater education.
Impaired boaters can expect to be arrested or face other serious penalties.