8 boating under the influence arrests reported over July 4th

8 boating under the influence arrests reported over July 4th (Image 1)
8 boating under the influence arrests reported over July 4th (Image 1)

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reported eight boating under the influence arrests over last week's long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

TWRA officials checked 3,461 vessels over the four-day weekend.

Along with the eight BUI arrests, three others were also taken into custody. A total of 144 citations were also issued.

Officials said through the July 4th holiday weekend, there have been 14 boating related fatalities on the state's waterways this year.

Eighty-seven accidents have been reported, while 37 of those involved injuries.

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