The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard are on the look-out this summer for drunk boaters. They are anticipating the upcoming 4th of July weekend will be a busy one on Horry County's waterways. Cary Robinson with the SC DNR states that it will be zero tolerance. Anyone who is screened and found to be under the influence will be charged accordingly.
The Coast Guard recently announced a new initiative called "Operation Dry Water" as a national effort to reduce boating under the influence as well as the number of alcohol-related deaths and accidents. The key to safe boating is to be alert and use common courtesy. The SC DNR has stated that in order to avoid a ticket, boaters must make sure they follow all the rules and regulations. Those arrested for boating under the influence can face a $475 fine and may lost boating privlages for 180 days.
Always practice safe boating while enjoying the water. Many accidents and injuries can be prevented by using caution and staying sober.
If you are in need of a Myrtle Beach SC boat/jet ski accident attorney, Conway lawyer Dirk Derrick at The Derrick Law Firm has been handling boat/jet ski accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death claims in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Conway SC for over 23 years. Please call 843-248-7486 today.