La Crosse Police Department look to heighten enforcement on the waters

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Looking ahead to the fourth of July weekend, the La Crosse Police Department will be heightening enforcement on the waters.

July 2 through the 4, the department is participating in operation dry water, an annual enforcement and awareness campaign for boating under the influence.

As alcohol use can impair a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time, officers say this holiday is known for fatal accidents.

In Wisconsin, the legal blood alcohol limit while operating a boat is point 0.8 percent.

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