A national campaign will result in a focus on enforcement.

State and federal officials, as well as local law enforcement agencies, are teaming together this weekend focusing on "Iowa’s boating while intoxicated law" as part of the national "Operation Dry Water" campaign.

Susan Stocker, boating law administrator and education coordinator for the Iowa DNR explains, “We will conduct boating while intoxicated focused enforcement statewide with increased patrols, check points, and be administering breath tests and working to inform the public on the hazards involved on the waters across Iowa. One-third of all boating fatalities nationally involved alcohol and many of those victims were innocent bystanders.”

Last year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources stopped 381 boats with 1,117 boaters. The stop resulted in 161 citations or warnings as part of Operation Dry Water.

[VIA Iowa DNR]

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