Fewer citations for impaired boaters this summer

Fewer citations for impaired boaters this summer
TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- It's time to put those boats up for the winter..and we're taking a look into how county boat patrols kept people safe on the water this summer.

Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla counties gave out only two BUI's on the water for the entire summer. That's down from five the previous year.

County officials tell us they attribute the drop in citations to an increased presence on the water. They also say boaters' education classes have helped them cut back on the number of vessel inspections.