BUI charges levied by TWRA during holiday weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports there were no boating-related fatalities, but there were six statewide serious injury boating incidents over the July 4 holiday weekend, which included the annual Operation Dry Water.

The TWRA reported 21 boating under the influence arrests over the holiday weekend, which ran from July 2-5.

The arrests were an increase from the 11 recorded in 2020.

Thirteen of the BUI arrests came in TWRA Region II (Middle Tennessee area).

In addition to the serious injury accidents, there were seven property damage incidents.

Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of awareness and an enforcement campaign directed toward reducing alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities on the water.