If you operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol and drugs it is not only unsafe—it's illegal. Washington state's Boating Under the Influence (BUI) law applies to all boats include kayaks, canoes, row boats and inflatable fishing rafts.
You are responsible for the safety and well being of everyone on board. A responsible skipper will never operate under the influence or allow an intoxicated person operate the boat. Be sure to check any prescription and non-prescription drugs for any side effects that could impede your ability to be alert.
Do everyone a favor, always designate a sober skipper. Take the pledge today!
State and local law enforcement agencies will join forces to conduct BUI emphasis patrols on waterways across Washington, from Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 19.
Operating a boat under the influence is not safe.