Posted: Jul 2, 2013 8:45 AM by KOMU Staff
Updated: Jul 2, 2013 4:55 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol released the results of its fifth annual "Operation Dry Water" campaign.
"Operation Dry Water" is a national effort that aims to reduce the number of people intoxicated while operating a boat. Troopers conducted four special operations throughout the last weekend in June including sobriety checkpoints, saturations, and heightened awareness during normal patrols.
According to a release, troopers arrested 14 people statewide for boating while intoxicated after contacting more than 1,400 boaters during the weekend. Troopers also issued 114 boating violation summonses and 482 warnings.
Special enforcement operations are set to continue throughout the summer.