Boating and Alcohol Don’t Mix!
Drinking and driving can cost you your licence.., even on the water.
Before you head out on the water for your next weekend of fun be sure you know the maritime laws regarding alcohol. For instance, did you know your driver’s licence could be suspended if you are found to have been consuming alcohol on your vessel while driving? According to the OPP:
“Persons that are stopped and found to have been consuming alcohol while driving a vessel will be charged with Impaired or Over 80mg Operation of a Vessel. They will lose their driver’s licence for 90 days, and if found guilty in court will receive a fine and a driver’s licence suspension for up to one year as well as lose their boating card for a year. The Criminal Record stays with the operator upon conviction.”