Boating under the Influence

Many Minnesotans enjoy boating in Minnesota’s ten thousand lakes.  During boating season, thousands of Minnesota residents and visitors will visit the lakes and go boating.  Boating at the lakeshore is one of the many benefits of living in Minnesota.  However, boating comes with the same responsibilities required for driving.  These responsibilities include not driving a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Boating under the influence is referred to as BUI or BWI, boating while intoxicated. The first thing Minnesota boat operators should be aware of is that unlike driving, where open containers are not allowed and no