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'Operation Dry Water' To Patrol Maryland Waters For Drunken Boaters

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Maryland is taking part of Operation Dry Water, a national program crafted to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating.
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Maryland is taking part of Operation Dry Water, a national program crafted to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating.

The state is taking part of Operation Dry Water, a national program crafted to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating.

NRP officers, the Coast Guard and local law enforcement agencies will work together to patrol the waters, keeping a lookout for alcohol violations and targeting areas where boating and drinking has been a problem in the past.

Natural Resources Police say sun, wind and water can cause fatigue that is magnified when drinking and can impair judgment.

The maximum penalty for operating a vessel while impaired by alcohol is a $1,000 fine and a year in jail for the first offense.

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