Yo-ho-ho and fewer bottles of rum

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A bill that would lower a boat operator’s allowable blood alcohol content to 0.08 from 0.1 unanimously passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee yesterday.

The new restrictions would apply to all vessels—including, presumably, a one-person rubber raft.

SB 159 sponsors said that the bill would “reduce incidences of dangerous activity” on Colorado lakes and rivers.

Penalties for “drunken boating” include fines of up to $1,000, and jail sentences of up to one year.