State readies drunken-boater crackdown | The Columbus Dispatch

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David Delp of Upper Arlington tows his daughter, Leah, and friend Stephanie Polletta on the lake at Alum Creek State Park.

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timmy

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Well I'm glad the have boats to catch them! But what about the more serious problem ATV's and the drunks and druggies on them? In Ohio this such a nuisance. But nothing is done by the cops of all branches of Ohio Government. There biggest concern is safety they say. Which is just a bold face lie.They must learn it from the politicians!!
Ron

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Jun 21, 2010
 
safety is a word meaning some one doesn't want you to do it,they are watching out for you because you shouldn't do it because they say so..Beer-alcohol ever wonder why we don't do away with it or crack down on it like our country did to cigarettes,or even what they want to do with guns??
Chicken Little

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Jun 21, 2010
 
So many lives lost needlessly to alcohol being abused. If you abuse alcohol and are drunk, don't be the driver of the boat. Happens way to often, where someone having a little "fun" hurts or kills an innocent person. As Timmy said, don't get drunk and drive motorized vehicles.
John

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Jun 21, 2010
 
Finally. We have laws, rules and regulations, but it takes death for "law enforcement" to enforce. What does it take to "get ready to enforce"? It should have been done all along. Duh!
This Republican

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Jun 21, 2010
 
Why don't we conduct a sobriety check point in the middle of Hoover Lake. Just announce it a head of time and watch them line up.
Jess Sayin

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Funny how the "safe boater for years" in the picture is not wearing a life jacket?

Jess Sayin?
watcher

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Cant believe they are going to ruin boating too.
Trooper Watch

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I'd love to see a bunch of drunk troopers going 104 MPH on their jet skis trying to pull over a pon-toon boat at three o'clock in the morning. Only in Ohio!
Leroy

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Who cares as long as we can still drink and fish then drift to shore.
madrussian

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Jun 21, 2010
 
This Republican wrote:
Why don't we conduct a sobriety check point in the middle of Hoover Lake. Just announce it a head of time and watch them line up.
Hoover Lake? Do you even live in Columbus? Clueless much? It's Hoover Reservior and in case you didn't know it's limited to sailboats and pontoons with a 5 horsepower limit. I would have to believe that taxpayer dollars enforcing drunk boating would be better served on some of Central Ohio's 'unlimited horsepower' lakes.

Yea, we gonna pull over the dingy sailboat doing 3 knots. That's an effective use of our taxpayer dollars.

Get a clue so you don't look so ignorant posting ridiculous comments.
Clueless Obamatrons

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While I fully support strict enforcement of Ohio's boating laws, I'm not for being boarded by the Coast Guard, ODNR, the County Sheriff's Office and whatever cities PD as well. WAY too much overlap. I also think that enforcing the actual operation of a boat is more important. While a few may be under the influence, there appears to be a plethora of people who can't even operate their boat. They pay 30K or whatever for it and they simply don't know how to operate it.
geez

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Drunk boating shouldn't even be against the law
JEWCY

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Jun 21, 2010
 
YO YO that was such a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooong lede.

otherwise very nice story. they don't want to see me up ON A BOAT like t-pain!
JEWCY

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"We want people to have a great time, but we want them to do it in a legal manner."

UHHHHH NO!

man you can't do anything fun if its legal. you can't smoke dope, drink a fifth of jack in the streets, run naked, play craps outside of a casino, drive down the wrong side of the road, have drag races, pull out your gun, pee down the street, NOTHING!
rjj

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....waiting on the Supreme Court ruling about the cops "eyeballing" a drunk boating operator....they'd have to "eyeball," there sure ain't no yellow line to walk...

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