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Legislation would impose same drunk driving penalties on boaters

House Judiciary Standing Committee members Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would give drunk boaters who cause death or injury the same penalties as drunk drivers.

 

Homicide by vessel is an unclassified felony, meaning misdemeanor or felony punishment can be levied. The maximum penalty for the charge is five years in prison.