6-28-13 Crackdown on drunken boating set

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A crackdown on boating under the influence is set for this weekend in West Virginia.

It’s a nationally coordinated effort called “Operation Dry Water,” and the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is participating.

Friday through Sunday, officers will be out in force looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08.

In 2012, the division’s officers investigated 25 boating accidents that included five fatalities.

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