Originally Posted by Waterwindpowderrock
if a river ranger stops you & you refuse a breathalizer... how does that work? They bring you to the takeout on their boat, bring you to the hospital, then bring you back to where you were?
Seems an odd situation. I'd like to know how they actually deal with this on the river.
also... is it THAT hard to not be drunk when boating?? REALLY?
It works like this -
River ranger and/or LEO: How much have you had to drink today?
Boater "Not a drop, sir."
Ranger/LEO "Would you mind stepping over here and taking a few quick field sobriety tests for me?"
Boater: "Yes I would mind actually, see I'm on this river trip here and I'd hate to ruin it by submitting to you're little rigged dog and pony show, but thanks for asking and have a nice day officer."
Ranger/LEO : "Wait, what."
Boater: "You heard me, I'm refusing to consent to any voluntary searches, and if it's not too much trouble I'd like my I.D. back and I'd like to be on my way."
Ranger/LEO : "Uh, well then I guess that's you're right"
Boater : [under breath, of course] "Fuckin' right it is."