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TWRA reports One Boating Related Fatality, Nine BUI Arrests during Operation Dry Water

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports there was one boating-related fatality and nine boating under the influence (BUI) arrests made over a four-day span which included the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday and the annual Operation Dry Water.

The fatality occurred July 4th on Normandy Lake in Coffee County. According to witnesses, a 61-year-old man from Huntsville, AL, jumped off the back of a ski boat and swam away, but did not return. Individuals attempted to rescue the man.

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TWRA to participate in Operation Dry Water

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be taking part in Operation Dry Water, July 5th-7th, 2019. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held annually near the Fourth of July holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.

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TWRA reports No Boating Related Fatalities over Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – There were no boating-related fatalities over the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). This is the fifth consecutive year without a boating fatality over the holiday weekend.

During the period from May 24th-27th, there were five injury incidents and six property damage incidents. TWRA Region IV in East Tennessee, had two of the injury and five property damage incidents.

TWRA Says There Were No Boating Related Fatalities over 2019 Memorial Day Weekend

TWRA Says There Were No Boating Related Fatalities over 2019 Memorial Day Weekend

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Operation Dry Water set for June 29th-July 1st, 2018

 

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 29th-July 1st, 2018. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Operation Dry Water was started by the NASBLA in 2009.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officers honored by MADD for Efforts

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently honored four Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wildlife officers during the 2017 Statewide Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony.

TWRA wildlife officers Greg Julian, Josh Landrum, and Jeff Roberson were honored by MADD Tennessee for their efforts on removing boating under the influence (BUI) operators from Tennessee waterways thus enhancing safety and saving lives.

Four TWRA wildlife officers were honored at the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony in Nashville. Pictured (from left) are Sgt. Vinny Turocy of the Tennessee High Patrol, Glenn Moates, TWRA Assistant Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, Darren Rider, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, and honorees Jeff Roberson, Josh Landrum, Greg Julian, and Matt Majors. In the front, is MADD Tennessee President Pheadra Olsen.

Four TWRA wildlife officers were honored at the annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Night of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony in Nashville. Pictured (from left) are Sgt. Vinny Turocy of the Tennessee High Patrol, Glenn Moates, TWRA Assistant Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, Darren Rider, TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement Chief, and honorees Jeff Roberson, Josh Landrum, Greg Julian, and Matt Majors. In the front, is MADD Tennessee President Pheadra Olsen.

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TWRA Reports Four Boating-Related Fatalities over Labor Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports there were four boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Labor Day holiday period from September 1st-4th.

The fatal incidents occurred on Cherokee Lake, Chickamauga Reservoir, and Kentucky Lake. TWRA is continuing investigation of the incidents.

TWRA boating officers made four boating under the influence (BUI) arrests.

There were four boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Labor Day holiday.

There were four boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Labor Day holiday.

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TWRA reports No Boating Related Fatalities over July 4th Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Independence Day holiday period from June 30th through July 4th.

This year’s holiday period was extended with July 4th falling on a Tuesday. More than 10,700 boats were inspected during the five days. TWRA boating officers made 20 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests.

Officers issued 353 citations, and 303 warnings. They also assisted 483 boaters.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

There were five accidents with four injuries over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

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9th annual Operation Dry Water set for June 30th-July 2nd Weekend

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 30th-July 2nd, 2017. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) awareness and enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held the weekend prior to the Independence Day (July 4th) holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season. The TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

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Clarksville Police Department reminds boaters – Don’t let boating under the influence sink a good time

 

Nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence during Operation Dry Water

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As the July 4th holiday approaches, law enforcement will be focusing on keeping boaters safe by cracking down on boating under the influence. The Clarksville Police Department will be conducting heightened awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence laws as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

In partnership with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), the Clarksville Police Department is working to increase boater awareness of the hazards associated with boating under the influence, and decrease the number of accidents and deaths attributed to impaired boating and other unsafe boating practices.

Clarksville Police Department to take part in Operation Dry Water, June 30th through July 2nd.

Clarksville Police Department to take part in Operation Dry Water, June 30th through July 2nd.

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TWRA releases 2017 Memorial Holiday Weekend Boating Report

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities over the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

It marks the third consecutive year without a boating fatality over the weekend. There have been seven boating-related fatalities so far in 2017.  

During the period from May 26th-29th, 2017 there was one injury accident and five property damage incidents.

TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement arrested 17 for Boating Under the Influence during 2017 Memorial Day Weekend.

TWRA Boating and Law Enforcement arrested 17 for Boating Under the Influence during 2017 Memorial Day Weekend.

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