New Law coming soon-- Boating & Snowmobiling Under the Influence will impact your ability to drive your car!http://bit.ly/1DoV5T
Here's the proposed legislation:
AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2248 by replacing
everything after the enacting clause with the following:
"Section 1. The General Assembly finds that the use of any
motor vehicle, snowmobile or watercraft while under the
influence of alcohol or other drugs is inherently dangerous.
Further, the General Assembly finds that there is an
unacceptable risk to the public safety and welfare that an
offender who drives or operates any one of these devices while
under the influence will continue to drive or operate another
of these devices while under the influence. Further, the
General Assembly finds that increased, enhanced, and
coordinated legislative, law enforcement, and administrative
measures are needed to improve this State's efforts to deter
this unlawful activity. Finally, the General Assembly finds
that the public safety and welfare can be better served and
protected by harmonizing and integrating this State's statutes
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related to driving, boating, and snowmobiling while under the
influence of alcohol and other drugs, and that it is with this
intent that this legislation is enacted.
I don't know about you but I really find it disturbing to think someone could lose their driving privileges if they were charged with a DUI while operating a snowmobile.