When most people think about DUI incidents, they may automatically assume the situation involves a vehicle on the roads. However, boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs can also lead to a drunk driving charge. A recent tragic boat accident in South Carolina led to a felony DUI charge against one woman, along with word that more charges may be pending.
The incident happened on a lake as a 53-year-old woman was operating a boat. At some point, the boat capsized. It was about 100 to 200 feet away from the shore. There were two children inside the boat, a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old baby, who were fatally injured in the boat incident.