Oklahoma lowers boating blood-alcohol limits

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Boaters in Oklahoma now face stricter blood-alcohol content laws as the legally acceptable BAC was reduced from .10 to .08 percent. The bill passed in early May.

Under the new law, boaters can be cited if the boat is anchored or in motion. Boaters on shore are not in violation until they enter the boat.

The bill was proposed by Sen. Bill Brown, who also owns a marina.

Those with a .08 BAC or greater could face misdemeanor penalties of up to $1,000 and repeat offenses could reach $2,500.

The law will have its first real test over Memorial Day Weekend, according to an article in the Oklahoman.

To read the full article, go to: Oklahoma’s new law lowers blood alcohol limits for boat operators

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