Enforcement on Impaired Motoring, Boating on Tap for Weekend – WHTC News

Increased enforcement on area roads and area waterways, for drunken and impaired operations, are on tap for this Independence Day holiday weekend.

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Allegan County Sheriff's Marine Officers on patrol in Lake Michigan (photo courtesy Allegan Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Allegan County Sheriff’s Marine Officers on patrol in Lake Michigan (photo courtesy Allegan Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

ALLEGAN, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) – Increased enforcement on area roads and area waterways, for drunken and impaired operations, are on tap for this Independence Day holiday weekend.

While the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration deals with vehicular motorists, Operation Dry Water from the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators addresses impaired boaters. Area law enforcement entities such as the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department are cooperating on both of their efforts.

“I’m a boater myself, and we all want to enjoy the waterways,” Sheriff Frank Baker said on “WHTC Talk of the Town” during his monthly appearance on Thursday. “We all want to have fun, we all want to have a good time, but we also want to make sure we do it safely, not only for ourselves, but for our fellow motorists and boaters. Alcohol can be a big part of boating, and there are certain things that are allowed, and certain things that are not.”

Both enforcement initiatives run from Friday through Sunday.

Gary Stevens

Gary Stevens brings over 35 years of broadcast experience to the Lakeshore, serving as News Director for WHTC & WYVN since October of 2001. A Detroit native and University of Detroit product, he has won four MAB awards during his tenure in Holland. Gary also provides play-by-play coverage of Saugatuck High football and basketball on 92.7 The Van in addition to being the weekday morning and Talk of the Town host for WHTC.