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Lake patrols out in force this holiday weekend

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you plan to head out to the lake this weekend, know that lake patrols are out in force, keeping an eye out for anyone breaking the law.

They want to remind boaters to drink responsibly.

Anyone caught boating with a blood alcohol level about the legal limit could be cited or arrested for boating under the influence.

Officer Littles and his partner, Officer Dickson, spent their fourth of July enforcing the rules of Lake Arcadia.

“This is a public lake okay? I enforce the rules and laws of this lake,” said Littles. “I may pull up beside you even if you’re not doing anything just to make sure that if you have 7 people on your boat, that you have 7 life jackets on your boat.”

Officer Littles says for the most part, everyone is pretty responsible.

“You always have that one. Like I said, the weekend is still young so we’ll see what`s going to happen,” said Littles.

Boater Brian Browning says you should treat boating like you would driving.

“A designated driver is always important, whether you’re on the road or on the water, it’s all the same,” said Browning.