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Boating Under the Influence

All states have laws against boating under the influence (BUI), which make it a crime to operate a boat or personal watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. And just like DUI or DWI offenses committed on dry land, the legal consequences of BUI can include steep fines, boating license penalties and prison time for injuries or deaths caused by BUI accidents. The following resources explain the basics of boating under the influence and provide links to state-specific BUI laws.Boating Under the Influence: The Basics - Overview of BUI laws and how they're enforced.Boating Under the Influence: FAQs - Answers to frequently asked questions about BUI laws.State-by-State BUI Laws - Summaries of state BUI laws, including blood-alcohol concentration limits.

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