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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Maps & Charts: Operators of Recreational Watercraft

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Alaska

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Arizona

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Arkansas

Per se 0.08 g/dL

California

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Colorado

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Connecticut

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Delaware

Per se 0.08 g/dL

District of Columbia

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Florida

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Georgia

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Hawaii

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Idaho

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Illinois

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Indiana

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Iowa

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Kansas

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Kentucky

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Louisiana

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Maine

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Maryland

Not Per se 0.08 g/dL

Massachusetts

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Michigan

Per se 0.10 g/dL

Minnesota

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Mississippi

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Missouri

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Montana

Not Per se 0.08 g/dL

Nebraska

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Nevada

Per se 0.08 g/dL

New Hampshire

Not Per se 0.08 g/dL

New Jersey

Per se 0.08 g/dL

New Mexico

Not Per se 0.08 g/dL

New York

Per se 0.08 g/dL

North Carolina

Per se 0.08 g/dL

North Dakota

Per se 0.10 g/dL

Ohio

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Oklahoma

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Oregon

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Pennsylvania

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Rhode Island

Per se 0.08 g/dL

South Carolina

Not Per se 0.10 g/dL

South Dakota

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Tennessee

Not Per se 0.08 g/dL

Texas

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Utah

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Vermont

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Virginia

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Washington

Per se 0.08 g/dL

West Virginia

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Wisconsin

Per se 0.08 g/dL

Wyoming

Per se 0.10 g/dL

Date

Count 0.07

Count 0.08

Count 0.10

Count No Law Present

Count Total

1/1/98

1 state

15 states

31 states

4 states

51 states

1/1/99

1 state

16 states

31 states

3 states

51 states

1/1/00

17 states

32 states

2 states

51 states

1/1/01

18 states

32 states

1 state

51 states

1/1/02

26 states

24 states

1 state

51 states

1/1/03

27 states

23 states

1 state

51 states

1/1/04

35 states

16 states

51 states

1/1/05

36 states

15 states

51 states

1/1/06

38 states

13 states

51 states

1/1/07

40 states

11 states

51 states

1/1/08

41 states

10 states

51 states

1/1/09

43 states

8 states

51 states

1/1/10

43 states

8 states

51 states

1/1/11

44 states

7 states

51 states

1/1/12

46 states

5 states

51 states

1/1/13

46 states

5 states

51 states

1/1/14

47 states

4 states

51 states

1/1/15

47 states

4 states

51 states

1/1/16

48 states

3 states

51 states

1/1/17

48 states

3 states

51 states

1/1/18

48 states

3 states

51 states