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DNR Rangers prepare for Memorial Day at Lake Blackshear

Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.

Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend.

They say they will strictly enforce the new Boating under the influence law that lowered the legal maximum Blood Alcohol Content level for boaters from .10 to .08.

They say there won't be any warnings.

"Let this be your warning. Too many deaths have occurred from boating under the influence. We're not going to have any more of that. We're going to try and do our best from now on to detect boaters under the influence and put a stop best we can to that," said Ranger Chad Hulsey.

That new boating law is named after Jake and Griffin Prince.

The Prince family was riding a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier when a suspected drunk boater slammed into them last summer.

The brothers were killed.


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