Greenwich to Patrol L.I. Sound for Drunken Boaters | NBC Connecticut

Greenwich to Patrol L.I. Sound for Drunken Boaters



    The Greenwich Police Department will soon patrol Long Island Sound checking for drunken boaters.

    The Greenwich Time reports that Operation Dry Water, a national three-day campaign against boating under the influence, is scheduled for June 28-30 and corresponds with the peak of the summer boating season.

    Boaters can expect extra police patrols. Greenwich police will make stops on the water and at checkpoints from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

    Since last year, Greenwich police have increased its ability to enforce boating under the influence laws. It acquired a new public safety boat, outfitted its Marine Division with breathalyzers and boosted training.

    As with motor vehicles, state and federal laws prohibit operating a recreational vessel with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent.

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