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Georgia Governor Calls to Lower Alcohol Limit on the Water – SC NC Drunk Boating Attorney

In Georgia, like many other states, but unlike either North Carolina or South Carolina, has a higher blood alcohol content limit on boats and other watercraft than in motor vehicles.  In Georgia, the blood alcohol limit on the water is 0.10%, and on the highway it is 0.08%.  In North Carolina and South Carolina, the blood alcohol content limit is .08% on the water and on the road.

However, with the rash of deaths on the water, and considering the fact that 20% of fatalities on the water involve alcohol, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is calling for the state legislature there to lower the limit on the water to 0.08%.

Boating and driving have been considered different enough for years to allow different requirements on the water than on the road.  But as waterways become more crowded with an increasing number of boats, maybe boat captains need to be held to the same standard as drivers to quell drunk boating.

Remember: In NC and SC, the BAC limit for BUI is 0.08% for adults.

SC and NC BUI Attorneys

If you’ve been charged with BUI, the experienced attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower are ready to fight for you.  Browse our website, and compare our credentials with those of attorneys at any other firm.  Then, call us at 877-374-5999 or contact us at this link for a private consultation.

Coast Guard Will Join Law Enforcement in Operation Dry Water 2012 – NC SC BUI Lawyer

The US Coast Guard will join local and state law enforcement in cracking down on boating under the influence this weekend.

The annual Operation Dry Water effort aims to educate boaters about the dangers of drinking while piloting boats.  However, the US Coast Guard plans to help in stepping up enforcement as well.  From a Coast Guard press release: “Officers will be looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08. The operation will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests and boater education outreach efforts.”

Boaters can expect to see more dinghies on the water this weekend.

BUI Lawyers

When you’ve been charged with BUI, the experienced attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower are ready to fight for you.  Browse our website, and compare our credentials with those of attorneys at any other firm.  Then, call us at 877-374-5999 or contact us at this link for a private consultation.

For the whole press release click here: Coast Guard law enforcement officers gear up for 2012 Operation Dry Water