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The Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit | Alcohol and Boating |
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Alcohol and Boating

Winnipeg Police Service River Patrol Unit

Boating while impaired is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada

Operators with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood are liable to the following fines

  • 1st offence              at least $600 fine

  • 2nd offence             at least 14 days of imprisonment

  • 3rd offence              at least 90 days of imprisonment

Consumption of alcohol

 Alcohol may be consumed on board the vessel if it meets all of the following conditions.

  • The vessel has permanent sleeping facilities

  • The vessel has permanent cooking facilities

  • The vessel has a permanent toilet

  • The vessel is anchored or secured alongside a dock

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Last update: September 4, 2008

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