Tougher Washington law against drunken boating

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington's boating under the influence law becomes tougher under a law signed Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

The biggest change makes BUI a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

KNDO also reports ( http://bit.ly/109aIFK) boat operators who are suspected of being intoxicated could be fined $1,000 if they refuse a breath or blood test.

Changes in the BUI law take effect July 28.

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Information from: KNDO-TV, http://www.kndo.com/


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