Alcohol is the Leading Contributing Cause of Boating Fatalities
The Ada County Sheriff Marine Patrol Deputies are spending their weekend on Lucky Peak Reservoir as apart of Operation Dry Water searching for persons operating boats and other watercraft while under the influence of alcohol. Idaho law requires that those operating a boat or other watercraft to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or less.
Since 2009, Ada County Marine Deputies have charged 13 persons operating boats and other watercraft while under the influence. In Idaho, the largest fine was reported at $875 for operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol has been reported as being responsible for 16% of all boating fatalities making it the leading contributing factor for recreational deaths caused from boating accidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of a boating accident, you should call an experienced personal injury and boating accident attorney for an initial free consultation. Idaho Personal Injury and Boating Accident Attorney Alan Morton has helped victims of personal injury and wrongful death, including injuries caused while boating, for over 31 years. You may reach Mr. Morton by calling 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021 or completing an online contact form. Mr. Morton is available to meet with you in a confidential setting at his office or your home, workplace, hospital or any other convenient location to discuss your legal rights and remedies.