BWI Laws for Operators Under 21
Vermont law has special provisions for operators under 21 years of age.
- It is unlawful for a person under 21 years of age who has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02% or more to operate a vessel.
- For a first violation, the offender loses the privilege to operate any vessel (except for a non-motorized canoe or rowboat) for at least six months and must successfully complete an alcohol program at the person’s own expense.
- For subsequent violations, the privilege to operate a vessel will be lost for one year or until the person reaches 21 years of age, whichever is longer.
- A person under 21 years of age who refuses to submit to a breath test after a warning will be subject to the same penalties as those for boating while intoxicated.