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Man arrested for drunken canoeing in New Ulm

There are 15 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 20, 2009, titled Man arrested for drunken canoeing in New Ulm. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A New Ulm man was arrested on suspicion of drunken boating after his motorized canoe capsized on the Minnesota River near New Ulm.

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“What's Up YO”

Since: Mar 09

Everywhere

#1 May 20, 2009
cwi = canoeing while intoxicated,what next

Since: May 08

Phoenix, AZ

#2 May 20, 2009
when did New Ulm move to Wisconsin?
justme

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 20, 2009
when i read the headline, i thought, how ridiculous! but after reading what little story there is, the canoe was motorized and the men did require rescue from the FD, so it is legitimate to possibly charge this guy. he put his life, his buddy's life and the rescue peoples lives at risk. and anyone else who may have possibly been around him. i mean really, if you are too intoxicated to maneuver a small motorized canoe, you've gone too far. that's pretty bad.

Since: Apr 09

Minneapolis, MN

#4 May 20, 2009
never happened to me yet
Frau Blucher

Saint Paul, MN

#5 May 20, 2009
a beating would have been in order here

“Live Life with GUSTO!!!”

Since: Jun 08

St. Paul, MN

#6 May 20, 2009
If you imbibe alcohol excessively to be under the influence and 'drive','operate', or 'pilot' any mechanized conveyance on land. sea, or in the air the long arm of the law will get you.

If you want to do yourself harm or depart this world, do it alone and someplace where only you are at risk.

This DUI and/or D-&-D besides related watercraft/risk charges should be a great example where stupidity was apparent over common sense.
Mrs R

United States

#7 May 20, 2009
These people don't sound very smart. I bet they are also smokers. I think anyone who smokes while canoeing should be arrested for polluting the river.

“KNOW WHO's LAUGHING”

Since: Mar 09

The Freight yard

#8 May 20, 2009
told them they shouldn't go canoeing,they should have driven
outstate cold

Hutchinson, MN

#10 May 20, 2009
Take off the motor when you're really drunk..makes the canoe un-mechanized form of conveyance (you may want to hide the paddles too). Is just the canoe mechanized....no moving parts? Can you get a HWI on a horse?
John T

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 20, 2009
At least they are alive. Usually the headline in a situation like this reads "Boaters reported missing, divers preparing to search lake."
Legislatin Larry

Monroe, LA

#13 May 20, 2009
we need a primary helmet and seatbelt law for canoes as well!

do it for the safety of our citizen adult children!

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#14 May 20, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
These people don't sound very smart. I bet they are also smokers. I think anyone who smokes while canoeing should be arrested for polluting the river.
The world is my ashtray. Suck on that

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#15 May 20, 2009
outstate cold wrote:
... Can you get a HWI on a horse?
Actually, Yes.
picklesnorkie

Scottsdale, AZ

#16 May 20, 2009
LOL!! I did this when I was 17 in Medicine lake...we tipped over and damn near drown...its scary thinking about it now, but at the time we were choking on water laughing because we were to drunk to be scared.......man was I dumb as a teen.

“Live Life with GUSTO!!!”

Since: Jun 08

St. Paul, MN

#17 May 20, 2009
outstate cold wrote:
Take off the motor when you're really drunk..makes the canoe un-mechanized form of conveyance (you may want to hide the paddles too). Is just the canoe mechanized....no moving parts? Can you get a HWI on a horse?
outstate cold;
YES, depending on local ordinances, state statutes, and Federal laws/regulations etc. as they apply to the area you are traversing.

I am not making this stuff up, Check any law references or citations in a reputable library or legal website. Don't forget to check applicable citations as they relate to law enforcement and/or related agency regulations.

In other words,'common sense' rules yours and others safety when operating, riding, or using any form of transport conveyance. If you are in doubt; the "C.Y.B." [aka 'cover your behind'] principle rules the day!
gtV

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