Dry water campaign begins

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 02:52 PM.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commissioners is reminding boaters not to drink and drive while on the water.

WRC law enforcement officers will be out in force June 28 through 30 as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign. The campaign notes that it is unsafe, as well as illegal, to operate a boat while impaired. In North Carolina , penalties include a maximum $1,000 fine and possible jail time.

Operation Dry Water is incorporated into North Carolina ’s multi-agency “On the Road, On the Water, Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign, with wildlife officers on waterways and troopers from the Highway Patrol on the highways, to promote safety.

For more information on safe recreational boating or to enroll in a free boating education course by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, go to ncwildlife.org or call 919-707-0031. 

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