Penalties for BUI
The Mississippi Alcohol Boating Safety Act establishes the following penalties.
- Those arrested and convicted of boating while intoxicated may be fined up to $1,000 and jailed for two days for a first conviction.
- Upon a second conviction within five years, a person may be fined and jailed, and also will lose the privilege of operating a vessel for one year. 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.