What kind of boats can BUI charges affect?
In the state of Texas, it is illegal to operate any watercraft while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Texas law defines a “watercraft” as any water vehicle used to carry or transport a person. This definition does not include boats, such as rowboats, propelled only by the current of the water. Many people end up with BUI charges because they are unaware of the illegality of operating certain vehicles under the influence. Jet skis are among the most common vehicles involved in these cases.