MAUREPAS – State wildlife brokers hit the waterways this vacation weekend, maintaining boaters in line and secure.
“Life jackets on the kids. No one’s doing something foolish within the boat, leaping out of the whereas there are in movement,” stated Sgt. Terry Hicks with the Louisiana Division of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The brokers are particularly maintaining an eye fixed out for individuals who are impaired whereas behind the wheel of their boat, which is an offense that’s extra critical than you might suppose.
“Working a vessel whereas intoxicated carries the identical penalties as in the event that they have been on the freeway. You will be booked into jail, your driver’s license is taken,” Sgt. Hicks stated.
However that’s not all legislation enforcement brokers do throughout the Fourth of July weekend.
They’re additionally conducting a public relations marketing campaign, by giving children ‘I bought caught carrying my life jacket’ t-shirts, which can also be a reminder for fogeys.
“It offers the dad and mom a bit of lesson. Retains them up the date on the legal guidelines, beneath seventeen, they should put on life jackets the entire time,” Sgt. Hicks stated.
Wildlife officers say despite the fact that some DUI tickets got out to boaters throughout the vacation weekend there have been no experiences of great boating accidents.