BUI, ATV, Motorcycles

utah-boating-under-influence-BUI-attorney-david-laurence-altman-st-george-boating-under-influence-BUI-lawyerIn Utah, drunk and impaired driving charges involving boats or other recreational vehicles such as jet skis, snowmobiles and all terrain (ATV) vehicles are prosecuted under the same criminal code sections as automobile, truck and motorcycle drunk driving and impaired driving cases. These cases, collectively referred to as BUIs, have the same penalties and consequences as the more common DUI/DWI cases, with the exception that the peace officer citing the operator must seize and impound the boat or off road vehicle upon issuing the citation or making the arrest. Arrests for BUI can be made by park rangers and wildlife enforcement officers as well as by the police, highway patrol or sheriff’s department.

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