Are boating while intoxicated charges handled the same way as DUI charges?

Boating under the influence charges are similar to DUI charges. Much like a DUI, law enforcement officials can stop a boat if they suspect the driver is intoxicated. In both cases, the driver in question is legally intoxicated and incapable of operating the boat or vehicle if their BAC is over .08, or if they are under the influence of other drugs and do not have “normal use of mental or physical faculties.” Penalties for these charges are also similar to a DUI and typically include fines and jail time.