Washington State boaters don’t forget the legal limit for drinking alcohol and operating a boat is .08, the same limit when driving a vehicle. If an individual has consumed over the legal limit and is operating a boat they could potentially be arrested and charged with a BUI (boating under the influence). Here are some quick tips to remember if you are being questioned for BUI by the Coast Guard, police, or law enforcement.
- Be respectful to the officer.
- Don’t make any incriminating statements. For example, “I feel wasted!” or “I’m so drunk!”
- Refuse to take the BUI field sobriety tests. They are voluntary.
- If you are arrested ask to speak to David O, top rated Washington State criminal defense attorney. If you haven’t already, be sure to program my phone number (206) 459-6392 into your cell, I will take your call 24/7.