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Don't let a day of fun in the sun get ruined by a DUI

When you are out on the waterways in South Carolina, your focus is probably having a good time. If that good time involves alcohol, you should make sure that someone in the watercraft is sober so that your day of fun in the sun isn't ruined by a boating while intoxicated charge.

South Carolina laws take a very harsh stance against the use of alcohol prior to or during the operation of any motor vehicle. Motor vehicles, such as boats or jet skis, that operate on the waterways are included in the drunk driving laws that the state has.

We know that you probably didn't take the time to think about how unsafe it is to operate a boat after consuming alcohol. In fact, you might not fully realize what the big deal is. The fact of the matter is that you can cause an accident that leads to serious injuries if you have been boating and consuming alcohol.

Boater's fatigue is something that occurs because of the motion of the boat, the sun, the heat, the sounds and several other factors. That condition can make the effects of alcohol even more evident. Because of this, you might actually be intoxicated while boating much faster than what would occur on land.

Boating while intoxicated has serious consequences. Your license might be suspended. You can face time in jail. You might have to pay fines. While there isn't a foolproof way to get out of these penalties, your defense strategy might be able to minimize the penalties that you face if you are convicted.

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