Avoiding D-U-I’s on water to reduce fatalities
Robert Lopez on June 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm
Last year nine people in Florida died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use. That made up 13 percent of the state’s fatalities for 2011. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, measures are being taken to lower the frequency of these deaths.
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