BUI: Boating Under the Influence

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 05, 2010 | 0 Comments

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a problem in all states and Georgia is no exception. While it is commonly known and accepted that driving under the influence of alcohol causes traffic collisions, many people do not think about the fact that it causes accidents while boating or operating watercraft as well. Drinking is common when people are out on the lake relaxing- but while boating seems like more of a recreational activity than a responsibility, drinking and driving a boat is prohibited.

Statistically, a person who has a blood alcohol concentration of.08 percent is ten times more likely to get in an accident while operating a watercraft. Even more so than operating a motor vehicle, there are outside factors while operating a boat that have the ability to make intoxication more intense. The vibration of the boat can be distracting as well as the wind and spray of the water. A combination of these factors can even prove deadly.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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