Operation Dry Water: Maine Warden Service on Lookout For Impaired Boaters

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public — Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at 592-4348* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2011 **OPERATION DRY WATER: Maine Warden Service On Lookout For Impaired Boaters** AUGUSTA, Maine – For the first official weekend of summer, the Maine Warden Service and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators are beefing up their efforts to find boaters operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs. “Operation Dry Water” takes place June 24-26 across the United States, as law enforcement agencies emphasize deterring impaired boaters and educating the public about the dangers associated with boating and operating under the influence (OUI). One in five boating fatalities nationwide result from boating OUIs, and in Maine nearly 15 percent of all boating incidents involve alcohol or drugs

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Operation Dry Water: Maine Warden Service on Lookout For Impaired Boaters