The biggest change makes BUI a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
KNDO also reports boat operators who are suspected of being intoxicated could be fined $1,000 if they refuse a breath or blood test.
Changes in the BUI law take effect July 28.
More Northwest Headlines
Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades E. coli tied to Costco more dangerous than Chipotle outbreak Student leader: Washington college unsafe for women of color Court revives Oregon suit over ‘phantom recall’ of Motrin New wolf pack appears in Okanogan County Thousands in Washington to spend Thanksgiving in dark, cold Environmental review: Vancouver oil-by-rail terminal could hurt fish Spokane commission supportings bringing refugees
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.