- Wisconsin had the nation's third-highest number of alcohol-related boating deaths last year. That was the same year a legislative bill to stiffen penalties on drunken boaters fell flat. Intoxicated boating killed eight people in the state last year. The failed legislation would have banned a person from driving a boat for at least a year after a drunken-boating offense. Lawmakers think the bill may have a better chance if it's reintroduced this summer.
Written By: Associated Press