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posted: 10/20/2013 12:01 AM

State lawmakers consider tougher penalties for drunken boaters

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  • State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would impose stiffer penalties on people caught driving a boat while intoxicated. Morrison's nephew, Tony Borcia of Libertyville, 10, was killed in 2012 after being hit by a boat on the Chain O' Lakes. The boat driver had alcohol and cocaine in his system.

       State Sen. Julie Morrison, a Deerfield Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would impose stiffer penalties on people caught driving a boat while intoxicated. Morrison's nephew, Tony Borcia of Libertyville, 10, was killed in 2012 after being hit by a boat on the Chain O' Lakes. The boat driver had alcohol and cocaine in his system.
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  • Tony Borcia

      Tony Borcia

 
Associated Press

Llinois lawmakers are considering a series of measures aimed at making the state's waterways safer, including a bill that would impose stiffer penalties on people caught operating a boat while intoxicated. the (springfield) state journal-register reports that under the measure, anyone convicted of operating a watercraft while under the influence would have their driver's license suspended for three months.

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