July 3rd will bring about some positive change in regards to safer boating on all Missouri lakes, the Missouri and the Mississippi rivers. Governor Blunt will sign a bill that will reduce the blood-alcohol level from .10 to .08 which will go in to effect August 28.
According to the Missouri Water Patrol, 91 BWI arrests have been made this year, with the majority of these arrests occurring on Lake of The Ozarks. The average alcohol level of those arrested was .14 raising concerns of not only safety on the water but also concerns of driving on Missouri roads after coming off of the water.
The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at the Pa He TSI located near public beach #2. The public is invited to attend.