Many people in Louisiana are recreational boating enthusiasts. Recreational boating, though fun for most, may also be dangerous if the proper safety measures are not taken. The perils of the sea must never be ignored by anyone who wishes to go out on a boating trip. Local authorities issue safety warnings and awareness programs every year to make the public aware of the requisite boating safety measures.
Penalties for drunk driving a boat are similar to those involving a car or truck. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division, every weekend many boaters are found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Officials arrest these intoxicated boaters to try to prevent offshore injuries.