10 BUI Arrests Recorded During Operation Dry Water
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the fifth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4 holiday since its inception.
Reports from the TWRA’s four region resulted in 10 boating under the Influence (BUI) arrests across the state and three other arrests. TWRA boating officers issued 166 citations and checked 3,364 vessels. There was a one fatality, a boating accident in Montgomery County which claimed the life of a 21-year old Clarksville woman.
The number of BUI arrests is a decrease from the 19 persons arrested in 2012 over Operation Dry Water Weekend.
Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of BUI education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held to emphasize boating safety and give BUI enforcement high visibility during a period of high volume for summer boating activities.