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DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

LAKE PANORAMA – DNR conservation officers held a special enforcement project on Lake Panorama on July 7 coming in contact with 51 boats with a total of 206 individuals.

The specialized enforcement project took place from 4:00pm to 10:30pm and involved 11 DNR conservation officers and water patrol officers and resulted in the following:

By the numbers:

7 Citations

          4 No Personal Flotation Device

          1 Overloaded Vessel

          1 Speed and Distance

          1 No fire extinguisher         

18 Warnings

          3 Blue lights on boat

          5 No capacity number displayed

          3 Registration Violations

          1 Speed and Distance

          3 No Type IV (throwable flotation device)

          3 Fire extinguisher violations

10 field sobriety tests were performed, resulting in 3 BWI arrests

1  count of Child Endangerment

1  stranded motorist assist

1  assist county sheriff deputy with burglar alarm

 

“This was an extremely successful project and I have no doubt this project saved lives and deters unlawful activity on the lake in the future,” said Jeremy King, DNR conservation officer. “We’ve heard from numerous boaters and others around Lake Panorama that were very pleased to have the heightened enforcement project and extra law enforcement presence.”

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