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What Is The Difference Between Boating While Intoxicated And Driving While Intoxicated?

- RJ, Texas

Answer:

There is no difference between boating while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated except that one happens on water and one on land. Boating while intoxicated involves
the operation of a watercraft. A watercraft is broadly defined to include boats, jet skis, and any other vessel used for transporting or carrying someone on water.

The only things not included are devices propelled by the flow of water. This means, tubing or rafting is not included. Being intoxicated on the river while tubing could get you charged with public intoxication.



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