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Sober Boats

Date: March 3, 2008
By: Reed Erickson
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  The Senate Finance Committee passed changes to sober up boating on Missouri waterways Monday.

Reed Erickson Reports from the statehouse. 

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Boat captains in Missouri may find it takes less to stay legal on the water.

Legislation approved in the Finance Committee changes the legal blood alcohol limit from point one zero to point zero eight. 

Lieutenant Nick Humphrey says all of the state's seven boating fatalities last year involved alcohol. 

Humphrey says using boats for recreation doesn't make them less dangerous. 

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Description: Boats are just as powerful as cars with much less safety equipment on board such as airbags or seatbelts or brakes.  So I think all of that factor in to make this bill very important.


For it to float, the bill still must face a full vote in the Senate. 

At the Statehouse I'm Reed Erickson, KMOX News