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Do Washington's new Boating Under the Influence (BUI) laws change what one should do if stopped?

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If you're the boat operator and stopped with probable cause and asked to submit to a breathalyzer or a blood test, do the new laws change the advice you would give to someone?

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It sounds like you're answering this question in the hypothetical and aren't really facing charges. My best hypothetical answer would be to let someone else drive the boat if you end up drinking. If you are actually facing the charges, seek experienced DUI representation in your home State ASAP.


It would be best to consult with a local DUI attorney.
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