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Boating While Intoxicated As Dangerous As Driving

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As it’s the middle of summer, many folks in Middle Tennessee are looking for ways to cool off. There’s no way to cool down faster than to take a dip in one of our many rivers and lakes. Boating can be a blast, but as personal injury lawyers in Nashville, we know that a good time can go bad when alcohol enters the equation.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) knows it as well which is why they have put out a stern warning to those that might think it’s ok to put back a few drink while operating a boat. In a release they said, “The level set for the blood alcohol is the same as if you’re on the road, but we also want to point out that you could be impaired at a lower blood alcohol level or you could be impaired by drugs. Our officers are trained to detect folks who are operating impaired, and that’s one of the things that we’re looking for when we’re out on patrol.”

This isn’t just an idle threat either. The TWRA enforces these laws every day, but there is a particular crackdown during Operation Dry Water weekend which is observed during the July 4th celebration. Just last year during Operation Dry Water four people were arrested for operating a boat while intoxicated, and the TWRA expects a similar crackdown this year.

The Operation isn’t about ruining a good time, it’s about education as well. There are more boat-related fatalities than you might imagine, and the TWRA want to make sure you or someone you love aren’t one of them.

Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here To Help

Any accident caused by a drunk driver, whether it’s on land or on water, can be considered negligent. Those wrecks can leave you injured and buried under a mountain of medical bills. Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to help you in your time of need. Let us get work, fighting to get you the financial compensation you need to move on with your life, unburdened by bills.

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