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Checkpoints on the water

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It's common knowledge you shouldn't drive under the influence, but the Division of Natural Resources are working to make sure you don't operate a boat under to influence either.

Operation Dry Water and Boating Under the Influence checkpoints will be in full effect this weekend at almost every lake in West Virginia. 
     
"The 4th of July is notoriously a high alcohol consumption holiday. We do this a week prior to have the awareness heightened for when that weekend actually rolls around," Natural Resources Officer Joshua Toner said.
     
A BUI will be issued for a blood alcohol content level of .08 or over, the same as a DUI.