Oregon law prohibits operating, propelling, or being in actual physical control of any boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A person can be convicted of boating under the influence (BUI) for operating a watercraft while:
So, as with driving under the influence, you can get a BUI based on actual impairment or a BAC that's over the limit.
An Oregon BUI is a class A misdemeanor. BUI offenders face up to one year in jail, a maximum of $6,250 in fines, and a one-year suspension of boating privileges. And all boaters convicted of a BUI must complete a state-approved boating safety course.
If you’ve been arrested for or charged with boating under the influence in Oregon, get in contact with an experienced BUI attorney. The facts of every case are different. A good BUI attorney should be able to explain how Oregon BUI law applies to the facts of your case and help you decide on the best course of action.