Operation Dry Water enforcement statistics

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has concluded a heightened awareness and enforcement campaign known as Operation Dry Water.

Operation Dry Water is a year-round campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence.

This year we saw a record low number of boating-related incidents over the holiday weekend enforcement period from July 2nd to the 5th.

Conservation officers were active statewide conducting saturation patrols and responded to three boating incidents with no fatalities.

In addition, there were no reported drownings across the state.  They concluded the holiday period with the following statistics: 272 total citations, 14 alcohol and drug violations, 11 BUI arrests, and 2,098 safety checks.

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