The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has released the results from its water patrols last weekend.
Called Operation Dry Water, the VDGIF issued 38 citations — including four boating under the influence violations — and 50 boating safety warnings while patrolling the James and York rivers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s a full breakdown of the weekend’s results:
- Number of officers during Operation Dry Water: 14
- Number of boaters contacted: 583
- Number of citations issued: 38
- Number of boating under the influence violations: 4
- Highest blood alcohol level: 0.15 percent
- Number of boating safety warnings: 50
- Other violations: 125
The VDGIF, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, the U.S. Coast Guard and other state agencies joined forces to conduct the operation.
Fines for boating while intoxicated include up to a year in jail and fines up to $2,500. First-time offenders may lose their boating privileges for up to a year.