An Experienced DUI / BUI Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights.
Those that reside in and visit Eastern Tennessee are aware of the amazing bodies of water that surround the area and make it what it is. When the sun comes out, the east Tennessee Lakes are packed with all types of boats; from bass boats to large Pontoon Boats. While boating is generally an experience that creates an environment conducive to having a good time with friends and family and consuming a few drinks, boaters needs to understand the risks of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (BUI).
Anywhere between 40% to 60% of all water related fatalities involved negligence on the part of an intoxicated boat operator. As such, the Coast Guard, and other local law enforcement have taken Boating Under the Influence (BUI) extremely seriously. The waters are now crowded with not only civilian vessels enjoying the sunshine, but also law enforcement, patrolling the waters in an attempt to keep them safe and alcohol free.
Alcohol and drugs has an effect on an individual's judgment, eyesight, sense of balance, as well as coordination which increases the chances of accidents. The effects of drugs or alcohol is far more dangerous in a boat on the water than on a road or highway. The movement, the vibrations, motor noise, sunlight, blowing wind, as well as spray of the watercraft increase a user of drugs or alcohol impairment. The effects of alcohol or drugs can be more dangerous to boaters. Boat operators are often less experienced and less confident on the water than on the highway. Recreational boaters don't have the benefit of experiencing daily boat operation.
Contact a Skilled Boating Under the Influence Attorney to Protect Your Future!
If found to intoxicated by drugs or alcohol while operating any type of water craft on Tennessee waters, you probably will be charged boating under the influence (BUI). If you find yourself charged with a BUI, you will need the assistance of an experienced Tennessee BUI attorney to help you navigate the legal system.