ARIZONA BUI – Boating DUI Laws in Arizona
A BUI arrest happens when the operator or a watercraft has a BAC, or blood alcohol concentration, of 0.08 or higher. The operator who is in actual physical control of the watercraft consumed alcohol either before or while operating the watercraft may be charged with a BUI.
BUI Checkpoints in Arizona
In order to ensure safety on Arizona’s lakes and rivers, local officials are non the look-out for boating DUI offenders. Wardens from Arizona Game and Fish Department and other agencies in Arizona do patrol Arizona lakes heavily from March through September. These are the peak months when Arizona residents participate in water actives such as boating, tubing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing. Some lakes in Arizona popular for water recreation include Lake Havasu, Bartlett Lake, Saguaro Lake, and Lake Pleasant. Contact our Tucson DUI Lawyers if you require BUI or boating DUI legal defense and expert representation.
It is durning this time that officials conduct saturation patrols and OUI / BUI checkpoints. In fact, the Arizona Game and Fish Department do have the same authority as the police, as they are licensed Arizona peace officers. AZ Game and Fish may issue citations, arrests, and investigate criminal behavior.