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Alcohol and drugs cause impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction time. Alcohol is a major contributor to boating accidents and fatalities.

Boating under the influence arrest

Louisiana law prohibits anyone from operating a vessel of any kind while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. A person is considered to be intoxicated if he or she:

  • Has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater and is 21 years of age or older or ...
  • Has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02% or greater and is under 21 years of age.

The law also prohibits the owner or person in charge of a vessel from knowingly allowing a person who is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs to operate the vessel.