Fourth of July Boating Under the Influence PSA


WATERWAYS CONSERVATION OFFICER EMMETT KYLER
WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION. I’M HERE TO TALK TO YOU TODAY A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CAN BE ANY WATERCRAFT,
WHICH COULD BE CANOE, KAYAK, POWER BOAT, SAIL BOAT, ETC. YOU WOULD BE SUBJECT TO FINES AND PENALTIES
AND BEING ARRESTABLE FOR A CITABLE OFFENSE UNDER BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, WHICH ALSO
DOES CARRY A .08 MINIMUM THRESHOLD WHICH WOULD BE CONSIDERED A PRIMA FACIE CASE. IT DOES CARRY THE SAME PENALTIES AS DRIVING
UNDER THE INFLUENCE, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF IT DOES NOT ATTACH TO YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE,
IT WOULD AFFECT YOUR BOAT-OPERATING PRIVILEGES. I’M SGT. FIORETTI WITH THE TIADAGHTON VALLEY REGIONAL
POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I’M HERE ALSO TO TELL YOU BASICALLY YOU WILL EVENTUALLY GET OFF
THE WATER AND GET INTO A VEHICLE IN WHICH CASE IF YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE YOU COULD
BE ARRESTED FOR A DUI AND FACE THE PENALTIES OF THAT. HAVE FUN. ENJOY WHAT YOU’RE DOING ON THE WATER AND
BE SAFE.

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