Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, in his first statement on the recent fatal boating collision on Lake Lanier, said Thursday that he wants tighter rules on boating under the influence.
The noted Political Insider blog in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the governor said, “The current blood alcohol limit of .10 for boating and hunting is far too high. As a state, we need to have one level across the board.
“When the General Assembly convenes in January, I will work with the House and Senate to pass legislation that lowers the legal limit to .08 for boating and hunting – in line with the legal limit for driving a vehicle. As governor it is my priority to protect Georgians to the best of my ability and enforce the law. Far too many tragedies have occurred as a result of boating under the influence, and