When you are on the waterways enjoying time on your boat, the last thing that you want is for that fun day to end with you in handcuffs on your way to jail. However, if you opt to drink alcohol while you are operating a boat or other vessel on the water, that is exactly what can happen if you are charged with boating under the influence.
When you're on the water, you have to be safe. When you drive a boat, you're expected to drive while you're sober, not while you're consuming alcohol. Boating under the influence can lead to serious accidents, and victims can be hit by boats, injured in a collision or thrown from the boat and drowned.