Coast Guard photo of an adult male being arrested by officers for boating under the influence. Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard.

Coast Guard photo of an adult male being arrested by officers for boating under the influence. Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard.

SouthCoastToday: Responding to requests from his constituents, a Cape Cod lawmaker has refiled a bill that would put operating-under-the-influence convictions on a person’s motor vehicle record no matter whether the offense was behind the wheel at sea or on land.

“It seems logical that a conviction for operating a motor vehicle and operating a motor boat ought to be 2 convictions and not just one,” Rep. Cleon Turner, D-Dennis, said.

Currently, a boating-under-the-influence conviction is not listed on a driver’s motor vehicle record, but those found guilty of boating under the influence can have their motor vehicle licenses and boat registrations revoked.

Read more about the proposed DUI law for boaters in MA.

 

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