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DUI Extends To Boating In California

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DUI Extends To Boating In California

Everyone in California knows that DUI is a serious crime in this state, but what you may not know is that you can be charged even if you are not operating a motor vehicle on a California street or highway. “BUI” – boating under the influence – is also a crime in California, and with spring rapidly approaching, boaters and everyone else who enjoys the water should be aware of the law. Like drunk driving, you can be charged with ...

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Boating Under The Influence

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Boating Under The Influence

Some California boat owners may not know that operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a criminal offense in our state. In fact, boating under the influence (or BUI) is a leading factor in many deadly boating mishaps.

Like drunk driving, you can be charged with BUI if your blood alcohol content (BAC) level exceeds the legal limit of 0.08 percent or if you are deemed too intoxicated to operate your boat or watercraft safely. It’s imperative ...

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