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Drunken-Boating Crackdown Set for Maine
06/28/2013 10:28 AM ET  

The Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Warden Service and U.S. Coast Guard are working together in a crackdown called Operation Dry Water.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A crackdown on drunken boaters is set for this weekend in Maine.

The Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Warden Service and U.S. Coast Guard are working together in a crackdown called Operation Dry Water, part of a nationwide coordinated effort that kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. Last year's crackdown resulted in more than 4,500 citations and nearly 340 arrests nationwide.

In Maine, enforcement officers will be out in force on lakes and ponds, rivers and coastal waters through the weekend.

Operation Dry Water aims to give boating-under-influence enforcement high visibility ahead of the peak boating season.



 

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