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    Heads up..."Operation Dry Water" weekend 25-27

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jefferson City, MO

    Missouri State Water Patrol to participate in national effort to reduce boating while intoxicated incidents and raise safety



    The Missouri State Water Patrol announces it will participate in a safe boating campaign that spans virtually every U.S. state and territory. "Operation Dry Water" is spearheaded by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and aims to raise awareness and reduce the incidence boating while intoxicated.


    The campaign will be conducted June 25 27. The Water Patrol will be conducting multiple check points and saturation patrols on lakes and rivers throughout Missouri during the June 25-27 weekend. Nationally, alcohol and drug impairment is a contributing factor in more than one-fifth of all boating fatality accidents.


    Boaters that come across a checkpoint should be prepared to be stopped as part of this effort. Officers will make brief contact with the operator and perform a basic safety check of the boat's equipment. If the officer suspects an operator is under the influence of intoxicants, the operator will be asked to submit to a field sobriety test. All efforts will be made to keep the process as brief as possible and to ensure that traffic does not back up. The Missouri State Water Patrol appreciates the public's cooperation.


    The Missouri State Water Patrol reminds everyone to "boat smart." If alcohol will be included as part of your next excursion, be sure to designate a sober captain.

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    Thanks for the update!
    The difference between an average person and a great person is not whether or not they fail, but how they react when they fail. In the worst of times, true men are born.

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    Hopefully it doesn't impact those in the poker run on Saturday
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDM View Post
    Thanks for the update!
    You don't need to worry about it, you're bitch ridin'.

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    I ran into Doc Jansen this morning and he picked up a noise violation yesterday...had to catch him at his dock though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Summers View Post
    I ran into Doc Jansen this morning and he picked up a noise violation yesterday...had to catch him at his dock though
    Phockers are going to ruin the lake

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    I think the noise thing should only be enforced from say 8PM to 8 AM, those thuderous boats are big part of what makes LOTO so dam cool,
    the operation dry water sounds about like business as usual for the morality patrol

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    I've been out on the lake a few times through the week and haven't seen one water patrol boat. They must be on a skeleton crew all week so they can flood the lake with checkpoints. I'll be a DD driver tonight, someone else will do it each night we're out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn at glencove View Post
    I've been out on the lake a few times through the week and haven't seen one water patrol boat. They must be on a skeleton crew all week so they can flood the lake with checkpoints. I'll be a DD driver tonight, someone else will do it each night we're out.
    Good job
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36Tango View Post
    Phockers are going to ruin the lake
    In my opinion...........they already have.

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    I thought they already killed boating..
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    I wonder how many "safety checks" will be done on the large cruiser crowd?
    What happens at the lake, stays at the lake. Unless I have a camera handy.

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    We got pulled over fri. night after leaving Shady Gators.

    Right around the 9mm. about 11pm.

    They were pulling everyone over.

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    We had the full force out on the chain last night ... saw three pulled over and a fourth going after another - Kinda sad ... really ...
    It's just a damn shame that common sense just isn't common. - Got 4-Play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.T. View Post
    We got pulled over fri. night after leaving Shady Gators.

    Right around the 9mm. about 11pm.

    They were pulling everyone over.
    That checkpoint was right out in front of my Condo deck at Bay Point. They started about 10:00 p.m. and from what I could see there were about seven patrol boats spanning the channel. Got up around 3 a.m. to get some water and they were just breaking up the line.

    I watched from about 10 until a little after 11 and they were stopping everyone. In the hour or so I watched they had stopped around twenty to thirty boats. Looked like they were letting most go after the initial stop.

    G.B.

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