TWRA Looking For Impared Boaters

Tennessee wildlife and boating officers made 19 boating under the influence arrests last weekend during a special initiative to promote safety on the water. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported Wednesday that one boat operator on Chickamauga Lake was arrested for his second BUI offense in three years. Officers wrote 180 citations and inspected about 2,400 vessels during “Operation Dry Water” last Friday through Sunday. Through the Operation Dry Water weekend, there have been six fatal boat accidents resulting in eight fatalities. There have been 45 injury accidents and 40 other accidents that have resulted in property damage. TWRA officers have made 87 BUI arrests, up from 51 at the same time last year and two above the numbers following Operation Dry Water in 2010.