Boating Under the Influence

Just as a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can have serious consequences, a conviction for boating under the influence (BUI) can have the same dire consequences. These penalties could include a $200 fine and/or between 48 hours and 30 days in jail, with the option of completing community service in lieu of the minimum jail sentence.

In South Carolina, an individual can be convicted of a BUI if they were operating a moving motorized watercraft or a watercraft undersail and were influence of alcohol or some other drug.