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Conservation officers stop inflatable boat on Central Okanagan lake, arrest driver for being impaired

Image Credit: FACEBOOK: B.C. Conservation Officer Service
August 24, 2020 - 2:08 PM

An Okanagan boater had their trip cut short this weekend after being arrested for allegedly being drunk and in charge of a boat.

B.C. Conservation Officers spotted the boater during a vessel patrol at Wood Lake near Lake Country over the weekend.

According to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service Facebook post, the conservation officers discovered the vessel operator who they believed was impaired by alcohol.

It says after further investigation the individual was arrested and charged for operating a vessel in a careless manner without due care and attention.

Photos posted to Facebook show an almost finished bottle of vodka and a few empty beer cans in the boat. The photos also show an inflatable boat with what appears to be a small engine.

The conservation officer service reminds the boating community that just like a motor vehicle, it's an offence to operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Image Credit: FACEBOOK: B.C. Conservation Officer Service

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