Whether it’s a relaxing sunset ride or a day-long excursion, boaters enjoy unwinding on Michigan’s 3,000 miles of Great Lakes coastline or its many inland lakes. However, many people don’t realize that drinking and boating can be just as deadly as drinking and driving. Alcohol-related accidents are the leading cause of boating fatalities, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Furthermore, operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a violation of Michigan’s boating alcohol laws.Do You Have a Case?
Here is a summary of the current boating alcohol laws:
Here are some of the legal consequences boat operators may face if they violate Michigan boating alcohol laws:
While passengers on a boat are legally allowed to drink, excessive alcohol consumption can be dangerous. First, drunk passengers who are loud or disorderly can distract the boat driver and cause an accident. In addition, everyone on the boat should be able to react quickly and responsibly in case of an emergency.
Michigan boating laws are complicated, but finding the right lawyer is simple.
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