By Paul Schmitt
Local law enforcement will be again patrolling the waters around Door County in efforts to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water will be this weekend and is a national initiative that the Door County Sheriff’s Office is participating in again. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says an alcohol-related fatality that happened last year is a good reminder to boat sober this summer.
Operation Dry Water is an annual three –day campaign held the weekend before the Fourth of July holiday. Since the inception of Operation Dry Water, 2520 Boaters Under the Influence (BUI) have been removed from the waters nationally.