Just a few months ago, Georgia House and Senate lawmakers passed a new law that lowered the legal blood alcohol limit for boaters to 0.08 – the same limit that drivers across the country abide by. The law, which went into effect in May, also included stricter regulations on life jacket requirements, an age limit on operating some watercraft, and underage drinking and boat operation.
The law was named after Griffin and Jake Prince of Buford, and Kile Glover of Atlanta – three children who were killed on Lake Lanier last year in boating accidents. The Prince siblings were killed by a boater who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, while Glover was killed by a jet ski operator who was charged with driving recklessly.
Other than the current blood alcohol limit, what else do you need to know about Georgia BUI laws?
Have you or a family member been charged with BUI under the new Georgia boating laws? It is important that you understand the laws and understand your rights. At the Law Office of Scott Miller, we can help you make certain that you get the best outcome possible. To request a case evaluation by an experienced Georgia BUI attorney, call today: 770-408-1001.