Jet Skis and BWI

What starts out as an enjoyable day of recreation on the lake can quickly lead to disaster, especially if you are arrested for boating while intoxicated (BWI). What many people may not realize is that operating jet skis and other recreational water vehicles while intoxicated is just as serious as operating larger watercraft like speedboats, pontoon boats, and yachts under an impaired state.

If you have been charged with boating while intoxicated, contact Dallas BWI defense attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to schedule a free consultation.

Dangers of Operating a Jet Ski While Intoxicated

Although alcohol is often introduced while visiting popular recreational spots like lakes and rivers, it is essential to remember that operating any type of motor vehicle while under the influence is extremely dangerous. An individual under the influence of alcohol will often be affected in the following ways:

  • Impaired judgment
  • Delayed reaction time
  • Inability to properly estimate distances
  • Inability to see objects or people in the path of the vehicle

A day at the lake can be an enjoyable event, as long as each individual practices responsibility when drinking alcoholic beverages. Even though the individual in question may not be operating a large vehicle like a boat or yacht, smaller recreational vehicles like jet skis are also motor vehicles and are subject to the same laws and regulations.

Contact a Dallas BWI Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been charged with BWI, contact Dallas DWI lawyer Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about your legal options.


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