Operating machinery under the influence is quite dangerous, and the courts treat such situations very seriously. Depending upon the type of vehicle an individual is operating while under the influence, it may be possible to face either DUI or BUI charges.
Summer is a great time for water festivals and parties. Many boat operators will drive a boat while they're drinking or after having a few. Although licenses are not required for boat operators, it is possible to be charged with boating under the influence, or BUI. According to the Florida statutes, the penalties for a BUI are just as serious as for a DUI, although there are a few differences you should know about.