90 citations issued in MCSO's safe water campaign - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

90 citations issued in MCSO's safe water campaign

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:54:11 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.More >>
    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.More >>
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:23 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.More >>
  • Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:15:20 GMT
    Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.More >>
    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.More >>

Lake patrol deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office issued 90 citations and removed 15 boaters from waterways during a special weekend of enforcement last summer.

MCSO's lake patrol division took part in a national effort June 28 through June 30 to cut the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence.

During the Operation Dry Water weekend, 16 MCSO lake patrol deputies made contact with 450 recreational boaters, raising awareness about the dangers of drunk boating.

Deputies also issued 112 safety warnings.

Across the nation, 6,219 law enforcement officers from 513 local, state and federal agencies joined forces for this year's campaign.

MCSO said alcohol continues to be the leading contributing factor in recreational boating deaths in the U.S.

Since the launch of Operation Dry Water in 2009, the amount of boating fatalities with alcohol named as a contributing factor has decreased from 19 percent to 17 percent across the nation, MCSO said. 

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow