boating under influence (BUI)

All states have laws against boating under the influence (BUI), which make it a crime to operate a boat or watercraft on a public waterway while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes

Can You Get Arrested for Drinking on a Boat? Boating Under the Influence
Boating under the influence refers to operating a watercraft while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Just like driving under the influence, BUI poses significant legal and safety risks.