Ohio asks boaters to stay dry | The C...

Ohio asks boaters to stay dry | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 4 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 24, 2011, titled Ohio asks boaters to stay dry | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard are ramping up enforcement of drinking-and-driving regulations for the weekend's Operation Dry Water.

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Conservatives Lie

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 24, 2011
Blah, blah, blah! Ohio has the worst boating laws and restrictions of all surrounding states!

You can only swim in 'designated' areas because it's 'unsafe' to swim anywhere else. That is usually followed by some lame, made-up excuse such as the 'gasp reflex mysteriously linked to Ohio water only.

Or, those 'underwater' currents that suck swimmers down like a maelstrom...(wink, wink)

It's all about revenue enhancement and spending the money for their new toys. Leave the damn boaters alone!
blah blah blah

Blacklick, OH

#3 Jun 24, 2011
Conservatives Lie wrote:
Blah, blah, blah! Ohio has the worst boating laws and restrictions of all surrounding states!
You can only swim in 'designated' areas because it's 'unsafe' to swim anywhere else. That is usually followed by some lame, made-up excuse such as the 'gasp reflex mysteriously linked to Ohio water only.
Or, those 'underwater' currents that suck swimmers down like a maelstrom...(wink, wink)
It's all about revenue enhancement and spending the money for their new toys. Leave the damn boaters alone!
Ohio boaters are some of the worst in the nation, drunk or sober. They boat like they drive, stupidly.
Wowza

Lancaster, OH

#4 Jun 24, 2011
It's pretty ridiculous though, that you can't even have a canoe or a kayak(non-motorized) in the water and drink a few beers while slowly making your way down a creek. Lame!
abc

Dublin, OH

#5 Jun 24, 2011
"Last year during Operation Dry Water, watercraft officers stopped 3,810 boaters and made 11 arrests for boating while intoxicated, the division said in a news release."

"Last year, 160 boats with 214 boaters were stopped in central Ohio during the weekend. There were no drunken-boating cases..."

Those figures make it sound like it's not a problem here. Either that or the Keystone Kops are doing the enforcement.

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