Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), Boating Under the Influence (BUI) at Lake Conroe

Posted by Doug Murphy | May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day brings in the boating season at area lakes Lake Conroe, Lake Houston, Clear Lake, and on the coast near Seabrook, Kemah, Clear Lake and Galveston or other Texas waterways.  It is not illegal to consume alcohol on a boat for either the driver or the passengers, unlike in a car.  But boaters need to be responsible and careful when enjoying this right because law enforcement patrols will be patrolling near the marina conducting "water safety checks".  If Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens or other law enforcement smell alcohol on your breath, they will conduct a series of seated sobriety tests.  These seated sobriety tests are not reliable, and sober people often score the clues they associate with intoxication that law enforcement to look for to make an arrest decision.  More information about these seated float sobriety tests can be loaded at

If you, a friend or family member gets wrongly caught up in the net of a wrongful boating while intoxicated, BWI, boating under the influence, BUI, charge.  Contact board certified DWI and criminal lawyer Doug Murphy today for help 713-229-8333.  Doug Murphy is the noted BWI defense authority with multiple published articles on defending BWI BUI cases, and speaking engagements.  Doug Murphy is named to Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers.  Don't let a BWI BUI arrest ruin your Memorial Day weekend on Lake Conroe, Lake Houston, Seabrook, Kemah or Galveston.

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Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy is one of only two Texas lawyers Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and also in DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense, accredited by the American Bar Association and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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