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New Boating Law could Suspend your Driver's License


Governor Quinn signed new bills in to law. 

One will take away your driver's license if you are operating a boat under the influence and get in to a serious accident. You have to refuse to take an alcohol and drug test, for your ID to get suspended.

A law that some boaters are not thrilled about.

"Some boaters around here are not happy about because they don't think they are under the influence," Joe Nihiser, Lake Decatur's Patrol Officer said.

It doesn't go into effect until January 1st of 2014.

However another rule takes effect immediately. It redefines how many people you can carry on a boat. You have to now consider a skier, tuber or a parasailer in the total number of passengers.

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