Penalties for Boating While Intoxicated
Indiana law establishes the following penalties.
- If you are arrested and convicted of boating while intoxicated, you will face the penalties of a Class C misdemeanor. In addition, if this is your first offense or the first in 10 years, you may lose all your driving privileges (motorboat and motor vehicle) for at least 90 days and up to two years.
- For a second conviction within five years, you may be fined and jailed and lose the privilege to operate a vehicle, motorboat, or PWC for one to two years. More severe penalties exist for additional convictions.
- A person boating while intoxicated who causes the death or serious injury of another person will, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony.