Penalties for Boating While Intoxicated
First time violators are subject to a fine up to $1,000 plus surcharges and/or jail time and/or loss of boating privileges for 90 days during the boating season upon conviction and notification by the DNR.
If any of the following aggravating factors are involved, the offense automatically becomes a gross misdemeanor and penalties can increase to the felony level.
- An alcohol concentration of 0.16 or more
- A prior DWI conviction or refusal(s) of any kind in the past 10 years
- A passenger younger than 16 years on board