BUI Saturation Patrols & Checkpoints
[Table 5.3]

 

State

Are BUI saturation patrols utilized in your state?

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, how are they used?

Are BUI checkpoints utilized in your state?

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, how are they used?

Alabama

No 

 

No 

 

Alaska

No 

 

No 

 

American Samoa

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Arizona

Yes 

High Density-High Visibility Saturation Effort "Wolfpacks" are conducted in high traffic and/or accident locations; all multi-agency efforts 

Yes 

Checkpoint are conducted in high traffic and/or accident locations; all multi-agency efforts; data collected on state of regitraion, percnetage of operators admitting to drinking and total safety gear carriage violations noted 

Arkansas

No 

 

No 

 

Australia

 

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

 

 

California

Yes 

Local boating enforcement agencies combine forces to target a specific water. This applies to both interstate and intrastate waters. 

Yes 

These may be utilized by local law enforcement agencies at their discretion 

Colorado

yes 

during publicized special enforcement periods, such as summer holiday weekends 

Yes 

during publicized special enforcement periods, such as summer holiday weekends 

Connecticut

Yes 

Jiont operations with other agencies on targeted bodies of water 

Yes 

Random sampling of vessels are checked for alcohol 

Delaware

Yes 

usually boat block,  

Yes 

check all vessels coming and going 

District of Columbia

Yes 

 

Yes 

 

Florida

Yes 

Saturation patrols may be used at specific boating events that draw large crowds. 

No 

 

Georgia

Yes 

Special Details that are complaint driven 

No 

 

Guam

No 

 

No 

 

Hawaii

No 

 

No 

 

Idaho

No 

 

No 

 

Illinois

Yes  

District Supervisors organize enforcement details. They are usually conducted on high use weekends or events...  

No  

 

Indiana

Yes 

Officers are used on days off on high use waterways to patrol for BUI  

No 

 

Iowa

Yes 

On high use boating areas i.e. Mississippi River, Missouri River near metro areas. High use Federal impoundments. 

Yes 

On high use boating areas i.e. Mississippi River, Missouri River near metro areas. High use Federal impoundments. 

Kansas

Yes 

Bring in several officers and set up areas to check as many vessels and operators and educate the public as well 

Yes 

Put notices in the paper and bring in officers and establish check point areas on the water and shore as well. 

Kentucky

No 

 

No 

 

Louisiana

No 

 

Yes 

during peak holiday boating weekends 

Maine

Yes 

Joint enforcement patrols with US Coast Guard 

No 

 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Maryland

Yes 

Several patrol vessels with officers will saturate an area for 2- 6 hours. 

No 

 

Massachusetts

No 

 

No 

 

Michigan

Yes 

High visibility group patrols 

No 

 

Minnesota

No 

 

No 

 

Mississippi

Yes 

Used on Specific waters on high use days 

No 

 

Missouri

Yes 

High traffic areas with a high percentage of BWI arrests are targeted. 

Yes 

High traffic areas with a high percentage of BWI arrests are targeted.-Check points are conducted in various locations on different waterways through out the state several times a summer. 

Montana

No 

 

No 

 

Nebraska

Yes 

Saturate a specific area for a specific time frame, concentrate on all boating violations. 

No 

 

Nevada

Yes 

We have OUI check points and periodic wolf pac patrols looking for this violation. 

Yes 

Regularly during the summer at very busy Colorado River marinas 

New Hampshire

No 

 

No 

 

New Jersey

Yes 

 

No 

 

New Mexico

No 

 

No 

 

New York

Yes 

can not provide that information 

Yes 

can not provide that information 

North Carolina

Yes 

Officers from outside the area are called in and large numbers of boats are used to check as many boats for BUI as possible. Mobile breath test stations are utilized with officers assigned to transport subjects to each location.  

No 

 

North Dakota

Yes 

To create a deterent and apprehend violators. 

No 

 

Northern Mariana Islands

No 

none 

No 

none 

Ohio

Yes 

We coordinate OUI saturation patrols with local Marine Patrols and the USCG in high probable areas and events. 

Yes 

We cordinate OUI checkpoints with local marine patrols and the USCG being pro active with the media and the public. 

Oklahoma

Yes 

Special empahasis patrols usually on holiday and other "high traffic" boating events. 

No 

 

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Oregon

Yes 

Coordinated Patrols in targeted areas on the water and at launch ramps. 

No 

 

Pennsylvania

Yes 

In high use, high profile boating areas on weekends. 

No 

 

Puerto Rico

No 

 

Yes 

the stablishment of a checkpoint have to announce prior the stablishment date.  

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

 

 

Rhode Island

No 

 

No 

 

South Carolina

Yes 

Saturation patrols are utilized on high traffic areas and areas where complaints of BUI are noted. 

No 

 

South Dakota

No 

 

Yes 

 

Tennessee

Yes 

Holidays and special events 

No 

 

Texas

Yes 

To maximize number of officers on lake at one time. 

No 

 

Utah

No 

 

No 

 

Vermont

Yes 

On occasion ther are multi agency saturation patrols. 

Yes 

In conjunction with the saturation patrols. 

Virgin Islands

 

 

 

 

Virginia

Yes 

Used to increase number of officer patrols in a specific area of a waterbody 

Yes 

Used to stop all boats traveling through a particular area. 

Washington

Yes 

During specific events with high congestion of vessels. 

No 

 

West Virginia

No 

 

No 

 

Wisconsin

No 

 

No 

 

Wyoming

No 

 

No