The SBCSD Colorado River Station/Needles Marine Enforcement Unit has seen an increase in injuries on our local waterways. The department is reminding the public of the dangers of boating under the influence and jumping from tall rock formations (such as Copper Canyon in Lake Havasu) into the water.
"We urge the public to use caution at all times around the water, designate a sober driver, and always wear a personal floatation device," said Deputy E. Blackard.
The department arrested 12 DUI boaters over the recent holiday weekend, issued 47 citations for boating law violations, and gave 141 verbal warnings.
Boaters should be mindful of the following requirements and violations.