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New Buffalo Police issue nine citations over Operation Dry Water weekend

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Police participating in Operation Dry Water Police participating in Operation Dry Water
NEW BUFFALO -

The New Buffalo Police Marine Safety Unit partnered with the Michigan City Coast Guard unit to participate in Operation Dry Water weekend, a nationwide initiative to combat boating under the influence.

Over the weekend of June 27-29, New Buffalo Police and Coast Guard officers issued nine citations and made contact with 25 recreational boaters. No arrests for boating under the influence were made.

New Buffalo Police were one of 550 participating departments nationwide. Last year, 290 arrests for boating under the influence were made nationwide on Operation Dry Water weekend, along with 17,159 citations issued.

Organizers report that since Operation Dry Water began in 2009, through 2013 there has been a 37% drop in the number of alcohol-related boating deaths in the county.

Nationwide statistics for this year's operation are still being compiled.

 

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