BOISE -- Marine patrol deputies with the Ada County Sheriff's Office will spend much of their time this weekend on Lucky Peak Reservoir looking for boaters who've had too much to drink.

The targeted enforcement patrol is part of Operation Dry Water which is a nationwide, multiagency effort to reduce the number of people driving boats under the influence of alcohol.

Idaho Code requires anyone operating a boat, who has been drinking alcohol, to have under a .08 blood alcohol content.

Ada County marine deputies have charged 13 boaters with operating watercraft under the influence (OUI) since 2009. The steepest fine was about $875 dollars.

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