The Maine Marine Patrol will be cracking down on boaters who violate the state's laws on boating under the influence in the coming days.


Officials with the state say patrol officers will be looking for boaters who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs from Kittery to the Canadian border. The heightened alert for drunken boaters will last from Friday to Sunday.

The crackdown on drunken boating is part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign. Last year's campaign resulted in 278 arrests and nearly 18,000 citations around the country.