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Michigan Senate OKs drunken-boating crackdown

March 1st, 2015 / By: / Industry News

The Michigan Senate in December 2014 unanimously passed a package of bills that “stiffen penalties” and lower the blood-alcohol content—to 0.08 percent from the current 0.10 percent—“for people who are found to be intoxicated while driving their recreational vehicles and boats,” the Detroit Free Press reported. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2013 Recreational Boating statistics, Michigan had 92 boating accidents and 21 deaths on its waterways in 2013.

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