Not enough life jackets, impaired boating among the weekend infractions tallied by Southern Georgian Bay OPP Marine Unit

Marine officers conducted 30 hours of patrol on the waters of Georgian Bay checking 110 vessels

The Southern Georgian Bay OPP Marine Unit was kept busy on the weekend ensuring boaters were obeying the rules while on the water.

Six vessel operators were ticketed for not having enough life jackets for everyone on board. Seven tickets were handed to boaters with open liquor and there were 42 warnings given to vessel operators by police for various marine equipment issues. Officers also wrote up 12 operators for failing to provide their registration or their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

The marine unit charged three boaters with impaired driving offences. Four vessel operators blew in the “warn range,” and had their drivers licences suspended for three days. On the positive side, nine boaters were given a roadside screening test and passed.

Banner photo: OPP provided