Conn. marine units launch Operation Dry Water to crack down on drunken boating

The program is aimed at keeping boaters' alcohol consumption to a minimum.

The program is aimed at keeping boaters' alcohol consumption to a minimum. (6/28/13)

GREENWICH - Marine units from across southwestern Connecticut are raising awareness about the dangers of drinking and boating.

The initiative, called Operation Dry Water, is aimed at keeping boaters' alcohol consumption to a minimum. Officers will ask boaters to tie down to local docks as they conduct safety inspections.

"It's a recreational activity," says Greenwich officer Joe Turcsanyi. "People are supposed to go out, have a good time, enjoy, and there are needless deaths."

The program is run in conjunction with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
 

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