Mohave County Sheriff's Office Division of Boating Safety on the water Memorial Day Weekend 2019. (Photo: MCSO)
Mohave County

Memorial Day Weekend Division of Boating Safety Statistics

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety on the water Memorial Day Weekend 2019. (Photo: MCSO)

MOHAVE COUNTY — Memorial Day weekend on the Colorado River was busy with boat traffic, but was hampered by the weather and wind.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety made 244 contacts, issued 14 citations, made five operating under the influence arrests, one felony aggravated operating under the influence arrest, investigated two non-injury boat crashes, made one drug arrest, assisted 16 boaters and made one stolen watercraft arrest.

The weekend busy along the Colorado River, with heavy boat traffic.

The high winds on Sunday accounted for many of the boater assists, but also kept the boat traffic down.

Deputies made several positive and educational contacts with the public, while ensuring safety on the water.