During Operation Dry Water over the weekend, one BWI arrest was made on Lake of the Ozarks.
Missouri State Highway Patrol participated in the campaign across the state.
Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway
Patrol, announces the results of enforcement efforts to detect impaired
boat operators in conjunction with the national "Operation Dry Water"
campaign. This is the fifth year for the national effort to reduce impaired
vessel operation by highlighting enforcement efforts. Troopers conducted
four special operations over the weekend to include sobriety checkpoints,
saturations, and heightened awareness during normal patrols.
A BWI checkpoint was held at the Missouri Highway 64 Bridge on June 28,
2013, on Lake Pomme de Terre in conjunction with Operation Dry Water.
Troopers stopped 38 boats and issued 15 warnings. One arrest was made for
A BWI sobriety checkpoint was conducted on June 29, 2013. The checkpoint
was conducted at Point #7 Table Rock Lake at the Missouri Highway 13
Bridge. Troopers stopped 124 boats during the checkpoint, and made five
boating while intoxicated arrests. There were 51 warnings and six summonses
issued for safety violations. One felony arrest was made for controlled
substance; and one misdemeanor warrant arrest was made.
On Saturday, June 29, 2013, troopers conducted a BWI checkpoint in Camden
County on the Lake of the Ozarks. There were 181 vessels stopped during the
operation, one BWI arrest was made, two summonses for boating safety
violations, one non-boating violation and 46 warnings were issued.
Also on Saturday, June 29, 2013, troopers conducted a river saturation
along the Niangua River. Troopers contacted 65 vessels and made eight minor
in possession arrests, seven other miscellaneous arrests, three traffic
arrests, one felony warrant arrest, one misdemeanor warrant arrest, issued
35 warnings and contacted 219 persons.
Including those made during the four special operations, troopers arrested
a total of 14 people statewide for boating while intoxicated, contacted 747
vessels and 1,405 boaters, and issued 114 boating violation summonses and
482 warnings. Marine operations troopers also issued 82 summonses for
non-boating violations during the 2013 Operation Dry Water weekend. Special
enforcement operations will continue throughout the summer months. Boaters
are reminded that designating a sober skipper is always the safest bet if
alcohol is going to be included in their boating experience.