Boating Under The Influence Question

Yesterday , I posted a link to a article on social media about boating under the influence cases. Here is a link to the article . I got a question that I thought was worth sharing . The question was does a boating under the influence charge effect your Tennessee driver's license.

The short answer is no. A boating under the influence charge has zero impact on your Tennessee driver's license . A conviction of a BUI does come with some consequences like loss of your boating privileges .

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New Article on Boating Under the Influence

Labor day is fast approaching which signals the end of the boating season here in Tennessee. I was reminded of the increased  BUI enforcement of  Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lake by my boating friends. It's reported that the Tennessee Wildlife Resource officers are making safety inspections all over both lakes in an effort to detect boaters under the influence. So here is a new article on" Boating Under the Influence" which I just added to my website.

Summer is almost over which means it's almost football time in Tennessee.

Fourth of July BUI Arrests

According to the Tennessee Wildlife resource agency , TWRA boating officers made 28 boating under the influence arrests during the period with almost one third (nine) coming from Old Hickory Lake. Kentucky Lake was a distant second with three arrests, with Watts Bar, Boone, Ft. Loudoun, and Watauga lakes all having two arrests each.

One key fact you need to know , refusal of a breath or blood alcohol test only effects your boating license not your Tennessee driver's license. You can refuse a  breath or blood alcohol test in a boating under the influence case.

Reminder, please obey the no wake zones around the marina's.There might be someone watching. Hanging around Percy Priest's Lake Elm Hill  Marina  at the end of the day is like Nashville's DUI officers on West End Avenue.

Tennessee Boating Under The Influence Alert

   The U.S. Coast Guard and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency arrested 27 people for boating under the influence across the state of Tennessee last weekend during Operation Dry Water campaign.  The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency will be out in force this Fourth of July weekend.  Most of the officers will conduct safety checks and then look for signs of intoxication.  Here are a few safety tips for this weekend:

  1. Make sure you have enough life jackets for everyone on board.
  2. Make sure you have a fire extinguisher
  3. Finally, drink responsibility.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July.