Area Sheriff Office’s Participating In Operation Dry Water

(Green Lake) The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, DNR, U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies will be participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend. The three-day enforcement campaign provides heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking and boating. Alcohol can impair a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. Boating under the influence applies to drugs, as well as alcohol. Penalties for boating under the influence include fines, jail, alcohol/drug assessment and completion of a boating safety course. In 2019, Wisconsin had 254 citations issued for alcohol violations involving boaters and 82 reportable boat accidents that resulted in 50 injuries and nine fatalities. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is also participating in the operation.