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NC officers to watch for impaired boaters

Posted May 24, 2014

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— Officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will patrol the waters this Memorial Day weekend, looking for people who are driving boats while impaired.

Wildlife Officer Brent Ward says officials are cracking down on boaters who drink and drive on the water. 

"There are going to be a lot of people out all over this weekend and we want everyone to leave home safe and arrive home safe," he said. 

Also, Ward says boaters should remember that state law requires children 13 and younger to wear life jackets while boating.

Other law enforcement officials will check boats to make sure they have the proper equipment.

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