Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits

Operators of Recreational Watercraft

Laws addressing blood alcohol concentration limits applicable to operators of recreational watercraft.

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Jurisdiction Policies as of BAC Limit Per Se Citations
AL (Alabama)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
AK (Alaska)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
AZ (Arizona)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
1/1/20170.08Yes4 Citations
CA (California)
1/1/20170.08Yes1 Citations
CO (Colorado)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
CT (Connecticut)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
DE (Delaware)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
DC (District of Columbia)

Section designations in the District of Columbia Code were renumbered in connection with the publication of the D.C. Official Code, 2001 Edition.

1/1/20170.08Yes5 Citations
FL (Florida)
1/1/20170.08Yes1 Citations
GA (Georgia)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
HI (Hawaii)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
ID (Idaho)
1/1/20170.08Yes1 Citations
IL (Illinois)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
IN (Indiana)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
KS (Kansas)
1/1/20170.08Yes1 Citations
KY (Kentucky)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
MD (Maryland)

Beginning September 30, 2001, a BAC of 0.07 is prima facie evidence of driving while impaired by alcohol, while a BAC of 0.08 is prima facie evidence of operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol.

1/1/20170.08 4 Citations
MA (Massachusetts)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
MN (Minnesota)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
MS (Mississippi)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
MO (Missouri)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
MT (Montana)
1/1/20170.08 4 Citations
NE (Nebraska)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
NV (Nevada)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/20170.08 3 Citations
NJ (New Jersey)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
NM (New Mexico)
1/1/20170.08 3 Citations
NY (New York)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/20170.08Yes1 Citations
ND (North Dakota)
1/1/20170.10Yes2 Citations
OH (Ohio)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
OK (Oklahoma)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)
1/1/20170.08Yes4 Citations
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/20170.10 3 Citations
SD (South Dakota)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
TN (Tennessee)
1/1/20170.08 3 Citations
TX (Texas)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
UT (Utah)
1/1/20170.08Yes4 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/20170.08Yes1 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/20170.08Yes4 Citations
WA (Washington)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations
WI (Wisconsin)
1/1/20170.08Yes2 Citations
WY (Wyoming)
1/1/20170.10Yes1 Citations
US ( United States)
1/1/20170.08Yes3 Citations