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July 2015 , Page 16 

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Web Version: Defending Boating While Intoxicated Cases

By Doug Murphy and Steven Oberman

Defending Boating While Intoxicated1 Cases2

Editor’s Note: A shorter version of this article appeared in the July 2015 issue of The Champion. That version did not include an addendum setting out the exact procedures and clues for the three sobriety exercises in the boating under the influence seated battery transition training course. Also, that shorter version did not discuss the Yorktown Study and Validation Study in detail. 

Every state in the union is blessed with beautiful waterways used for transportation and recreation. However, responsible boaters are increasingly vulnerable of being wrongfully arrested for boating while intoxicated (BWI). Generally speaking, it is not unlawful to consume alcoholic beverages while operating a boat or other watercraft, as long as the operator does not drink enough to become legally intoxicated (impaired or exceed the legal limit of alcohol concentration in the blood — a per se violation).

Typically, both commercial and noncommercia

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