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Spokane Sheriff Conducting Boating Safety Emphasis

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Marine Unit will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Weekend boater safety emphasis Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and will be targeting as many boats as possible for safety inspections, both on the water and at the launches.

Marine deputies and volunteers working in concert will enforce all applicable state laws and Spokane County ordinances.  The goal is to promote safe boating and responsible boating conduct.

Enforcement will target those who blatantly disregard safe boating practices or game regulations.  There will be zero tolerance for life jacket use, required Boater Education Cards, reckless boating and operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Two teams will be hitting local lakes and waterways Saturday and Sunday, and one team will be out Memorial Day.

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