enforcement officers from multiple agencies will be joining forces to remove
drunken boaters from Lake Mohave during an OUI Checkpoint scheduled for
Saturday, Aug. 3. Participating in the checkpoint will be officers from the
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), Arizona Department of Game & Fish and
the National Park Service.
alcohol while boating is one of the worst things you can do,” said Brady
Phillips, Nevada State Game Warden Lieutenant. “It affects your balance, your vision
and your decision making. Those are kind of important things when your
operating a boat in the middle of a lake. It’s not a coincidence that alcohol
is leading contributing factor in all fatal boating accidents.”
is the acronym for operating under the influence, which is the same as driving
under the influence. By law, an operator is under the influence if he/she has a
blood alcohol level of .08% or higher. Those arrested for OUI will be booked
into the Clark County Detention Center.
use has ranked as the leading cause in most boating fatalities nationally, for
the past several years according to the United States Coast Guard recreational
want visitors at Lake Mohave to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to do
it safely, and the safest thing a boater can do is to not drink alcohol while
they’re out on the water,” said Phillips.