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LDWF cooperating in Operation Dry Water

Staff report

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division agents will take part in this weekend’s Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated effort focusing on increased boating safety.

From June 25 through 27, agents will be out in force patrolling state waterways for boat operators whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08 percent. Operation Dry Water includes increased patrols as well as boater education.

"We want people to be safe and have fun while boating recreationally," said Lt. Col. Jeff Mayne, LDWF’s state Boating Law Administrator. "But alcohol use has become the leading contributing factor in fatal recreational boating accidents. We recommend that boaters avoid drinking alcoholic beverages at all times, and we will have zero tolerance for anyone found operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs on

Operation Dry Water is a joint program involving the LDWF/LED, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the U.S. Coast Guard.  More information is available at