Dunmore: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Northeast Highway Safety Program held a boat safety event to educate the public about BUI on boats at the Scranton Canoe Club, Lake Winola.

A represent from Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, David Raulf, gave tips on how to stay safe while on a boat this holiday. He mentions that officers will be out this 4th of July holiday and are looking for violations such as drinking, reckless or negligent driving, and open container violations.

Raulf states that if officers find violations it could result in fines between $300 and $10,000, five years in jail, and suspension of boating privileges for one year.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission does encourage boaters to wear their life jackets and to be caution while driving this 4th of July holiday.

Others in attendance were Michael Taluto, Safety Press Officer PennDOT; Kallie Bartos, communications intern, PennDOT; Trooper Deanne Peikanski, Pennsylvania State Police;  Rebecca Rybak and Kerri Kline, Northeast Highway Safety Program, Christina Sullivan, Lackawanna Highway Safety Program,  Robert Carpenter, Regional EMS Education Coordinator for Emergency Medical Services for NEPA; Leslie Cadden, State Representative Karen Boback’s Office and Jack Chipak, Commodore, Scranton Canoe Club.