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May 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Tougher Washington law against drunken boating

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington gets tougher on boating under the influence, under a law signed Thursday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

The biggest change makes BUI a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

KNDO also reports boat operators who are suspected of being intoxicated could be fined $1,000 if they refuse a breath or blood test.

Changes in the BUI law take effect July 28.

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