Police on the lookout for BUI: Boating While Intoxicated

FOX31 Denver

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DENVER — The continued warm weather is leading a lot of us to take a dip into the lakes around us. But the state is taking a stand against those who also dip too much into alcohol — and then drive their boats.

At Cherry Creek State Park the water is as wet as anywhere. But Colorado Parks and Wildlife rangers are pushing for “dry” water.

“’Operation Dry Water’ is a campaign to increase awareness around the hazards that exist with boating under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both,” says Michael Allen, Boat Patrol Supervisor with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

This weekend, they’re providing heightened enforcement and awareness about BUI or boating under the influence.

“We’re looking for people might be driving carelessly, or causing other boaters to swerve,” says Allen.

This crime is on the water. But the same rules apply as on the road.

“The legal…

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