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 Post subject: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:30 am 
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I know that motorboats are under the same guidelines as cars when it comes to drinking (I think) in other words DUI, but are sailboats?


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:00 am 
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Discretionary. Better not to.


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:03 am 
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It often shows up in the news about an Amish person getting stopped for DUI in a buggy or on horseback, or an invalid getting picked up in a Rascal or electric wheelchair, or a repeat-offender on his lawnmower (cause that's all he has left). So I think you can be charged with DUI in or on anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:15 pm 
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It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. The Coast Guard also enforces a federal law that prohibits BUI. This law pertains to ALL boats (from canoes and rowboats to the largest ships) — and includes foreign vessels that operate in U.S. waters, as well as U.S. vessels on the high seas.

http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/boating_under_the_influence_initiatives.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:17 am 
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Not a good idea, but i read that BUI hitting your driving record, at least in California has been challenged. You are not required to have any license to operate a boat, so linking a BUI to driving made no legal sense, you could use any legal ID. Does anyone know how this challenge ended?


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:53 am 
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If you don't do anything Stupid, then they usually won't bother you....Screw up though, and it gives them a good excuse to get you.......Also, it helps if you put your favorite beverage in a Water bottle or Camel Back....

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:12 am 
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This may get you pulled over...:D

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
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srm wrote:
It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. The Coast Guard also enforces a federal law that prohibits BUI. This law pertains to ALL boats (from canoes and rowboats to the largest ships) — and includes foreign vessels that operate in U.S. waters, as well as U.S. vessels on the high seas.

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Same thing applies in Canada.


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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:42 am 
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mtmilam wrote:
This may get you pulled over...:D

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Love this :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sailing DUI
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:42 am 
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Yup, you can get a DUI while motor boating and sail boating but it is not called DUI it is called Boating under the influence. Usually the penalties are less, than the penalties you’ll get for DUI though still it’s a criminal offense. There is no license suspension, no mandatory jail, no fines, and no ignition interlock involved.

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