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Tougher penalties for drunken boating OKd
Legislation that would require boaters to pass a safety course and raise penalties for driving a boat while intoxicated have been approved by the State Senate Transportation Committee.
The bills have been sponsored by committee chairman Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) in the wake of several fatal boating accidents last summer.
The BWI bill would make it a felony to drive a boat...