The state’s environmental conservation (EnCon) police will step up boating under the influence (BUI) enforcement activities this weekend. EnCon officers will participate in Operation Dry Water and be out in force Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, looking for boaters with a blood alcohol content exceeding the state limit of .08% (the same level as for driving a motor vehicle).
Operation Dry Water will include statewide increased patrols and checkpoints, as well as boater education efforts. Impaired boaters can expect penalties to be severe. In Connecticut they can include jail, fines and loss of boating privileges.