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Operation Dry Water seeks to stop drugs and alcohol this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks cracking down this weekend on State's waterways

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 7:11 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 7:11 PM

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checked. its all a matter of safety and could save your life. be on the water." take pkg (open with natsot) " if everybody would, just hold one up for me.....also i need to check your registration on the front. have you sent off for your registration yet? yessir. outstanding." that's captain jason young is a conservation officer with the mississippi department of wildlife fisheries and parks. this is a demonstration of what it will look and feel like if you are pulled over on state waters this weekend. its called operation dry water. and the emphasis is on making sure no one is drinking or using drugs while using state waters. "alcohol is one of the leading contributors to recreation boating fatalities. just stats show that the use of alcohol and drugs do not mix." alcohol he adds, causes poor coordination lack of reaction time . he also says sunlight, waves , and wind can cause a problem too. standup:.."so officers young, have allowed me to take a ride here on the tenn-tomm waterway . its a way to show how they will enforce things this weekend to make sure that mississippi waters remain safe." "this weekend , beginning today, we will begin stepping up patrols . conservation officers across the entire state of mississippi will be stepping up patrols .and this weekend, just because its operation dry water summer, winter, its a year-round effort." an effort that smart boaters know is worth it. "it keeps people safe out here. always better for them to be on the water." operation dry water was started in 2009 by the national association of state boating law administrators. reporting live in itawamba county wayne hereford wtva nine news boaters
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