Maryland issues record BUIs on July Fourth holiday

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Maryland Natural Resources Police reported that 14 people were arrested for operating a boat while impaired during the extended Independence Day holiday.

The largest number of arrests, 10, were made during Operation Dry Water on the first holiday weekend. The highest blood alcohol content registered was 0.22, nearly three times the legal limit, according to WBFF, a Fox News affiliate in Maryland.

Between July 2 and 8, Maryland NRP officers investigated 14 accidents that caused injury or property damage. They issued 634 citations and 724 written warnings. As part of the continuing education campaign, 911 vessel safety checks were conducted.