Despite the obvious physical similarities, this is not a picture of Robert Sutherland.
Drivers in Georgia are deemed to be Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if their blood/alcohol level is .08%. DUI charges can be filed at lower levels if drivers are involved in an accident.
Boaters in Georgia are deemed to be Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if their blood/alcohol level is .1%. DUI charges can also be filed at lower levels if drivers are involved in an accident.
That difference in the two blood/alcohol levels and what is deemed Under the Influence when driving an automotive vehicle versus those driving boats is the focus of legislation being considered by Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal, and Republican House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge.
Two recent boating accidents on Lake Lanier have become national news.
We commend Governor Deal and Speaker Ralston for their actions to make Lake Lanier more safe.
Really? Both accidents were horrific and terrible tragedies. One accident had no alcohol involved at all and the other the guy was way over the current limit. I don’t see how penalizing the casual and under control couple of beers over hours on a boat average guy will help stop the dangerous out of control over drinkers. The people that are endangering other boaters are not the .8 or even .1′s they are the ones who are far over both limits. This is just a political stunt. I don’t mean to make light or lessen the dangers or tragedies of driving when drunk, but I don’t see this effecting that at all and It just making it less fun for everyone else who is obeying the rules on the lake.