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Operator Consuming Alcohol

cslascrocslascro Posts: 129 Deckhand
So my friend and I went back and forth on this one, but realized neither of us could cite a real answer:

Is it unlawful for the operator of a boat to consume alcohol while the boat is underway?

I understand that an operator drinking a beer as he passes an FWC officer would probably lead to a pull-over, but is the act of drinking a beer while underway illegal if the driver is not over the legal limit, acting impaired, being reckless, etc.?

It's just one of those things you see all the time (especially on weekends), but I haven't been able to find an answer according to the law.
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