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Boating Under The Influence In Florida

Florida has hundreds of miles of coastline and hundreds of natural rivers and lakes that lend itself to a boater’s paradise. So what are the consequences for drinking and driving and operating a boat or vessel while impaired on the Florida waterways? This blog will answer some of those concerns. First, it is illegal to operate a boat in Florida, while the operator’s breathe alcohol level is greater than .08 or his or her normal faculties are impaired. Remember a person’s normal faculties are his or her ability to: walk, talk, see, judge distances and act in an emergency. Second, if convicted of Boating under the Influence in Florida or “BUI” the penalties for the first offense range from: a fine of up to $1,000.00; imprisonment of up to 6… […]

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