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Officer testing for sobriety
A person who operates a vessel is considered to have given consent (“implied consent”) to a chemical test or analysis of his or her breath, blood, or urine.
  • Penalties include a fine of up to $6,000 and up to three years imprisonment. In addition, a person’s privilege to operate any vessel may be suspended for up to two years. Enrollment in, and successful completion of, an Alcohol and Drug Safety Action course and a South Carolina boating safety course also are required at the person’s expense.
  • Felony BUI (boating under the influence) carries penalties of up to a $25,000 fine and 25 years imprisonment.