Ga. records 10 fewer drunk boating arrests in 2014

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, May 29, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) -- State officials say Georgia recorded 10 fewer arrests for boating under the influence during Memorial Day weekend than during the same time period last year.

Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement that a public awareness campaign and legislation signed in 2013 making penalties for drunk boat operation similar to those for drunk driving may be a factor in this year's number.

Deal says the state Department of Natural Resources will also launch a boater education course in July that will be required for any boat operator born on or after Jan. 1, 1998.

(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)


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