'Operation Dry Water' To Patrol Maryland Waters For Drunken Boaters | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

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

Play associated audio
Maryland is taking part of Operation Dry Water, a national program crafted to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/4271580195/
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.

NPR

Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.
NPR

Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.
NPR

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
NPR

Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.