Boating and Watercraft Arrests

Louisiana’s driving while under the influence statute covers not only cars but boats and watercrafts, such as jet skis, water scooters, and jet boats.  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have agents trained in alcohol detection and testing as part of an initiative to enforce and promote boating safety.  The same standards for impairment while operating a car apply with watercraft.  Arrests which occur while operating watercraft invoke the same period of driver’s license suspension and criminal penalties at those which occur in the operation of an automobile.  If you are arrested while  operating a watercraft, do not delay in seeking competent legal representation immediately.