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DNR law enforcement conducts enforcement at FootFest

LANSING, Iowa – Conservation officers and seasonal water patrol officers from the DNR, as well as an officer from the Lansing Police Department, conducted an enforcement project surrounding FootFest in Lansing on July 14.

During the enforcement project, a total of four boats were stopped with three out of the four boats having an operator charged with Boating While Intoxicated. Other charges included: drug paraphernalia, a warning for light violation and a registration violation. In total, the officers encountered 24 people among the boats that were stopped.

“It is very important that we conduct these enforcement projects, and continue to do them,” said Dakota Drish, DNR Conservation Officer. “Of the few boats we stopped, 75-percent of them had operators over the legal limit and that is quite shocking.”

The DNR reminds boaters to bring along a designated driver and follow all boating laws.

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