Rockland County officers launch BWI crackdown for holiday weekend
Rockland County authorities are cracking down on boating while intoxicated violations this holiday weekend.
Rockland Sheriff Marine Unit Sgt. Joe Reicher told News 12 July 4 on the river is popular because it’s a front-row seat for fireworks.
Boaters are asked to have life vests available for anyone on board. Boaters under 13 are expected to be wearing one. News 12 is told BWI is a misdemeanor, with up to $1,000 in fines and possible suspension of a boating license for violations.
"Don't drink. It's hot. It really exacerbates what you're doing,” says Reicher. “One might feel like five, so really be safe. Keep people around you safe. That's it. We'll be out there making sure you're safe."
The legal drinking limit is .08%. for driving and boating.