Boating Waters Busy with Summer Riders

Boating Waters Busy with Summer Riders

by Emily Baird on July 7, 2010 at 6:15 am

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is concluding its two-week "Operation Dry Water" campaign.

During the busiest boating weekend of the summer, it’s reporting no boating-related fatalities across the state and only a few accidents.

Officers did arrest 11 people for operating a boat above the legal alcohol impairment limit. Another 17 boaters were arrested for being impaired, and 9 people were received violations for using drugs.

Division of Watercraft Chief, Pamela Dillon, says officers will continue to patrol Ohio’s waters enforcing boating rules and making sure all those who are on the water are safe.