Labor Day DUI, OUI crackdown launching FridayPosted: Updated:
STATEWIDE -- A special DUI enforcement operation kicks off Friday and will run through Labor Day.
The Governor's Office of Highway Safety and the Arizona Game and Fish Department are teaming up for this one, and they're not only focusing on drivers, but on boaters, too.
New boating laws make the penalties for operating under the influence -- OUI -- almost identical to those for driving under the influence. Those penalties include mandatory jail time.
Authorities say more than 40 percent of the fatalities on Arizona's lakes and rivers involve alcohol.