Norris Lake, Anderson County (WVLT) - Some say the lakes are like busy interstates once the weekend really gets underway.
If you don't visit the lake much, you may think I say DUI when I say BUI.
That's B as in boating.
Boating under the influence brings added danger to the lake especially on a busy holiday day weekend.
The boat-booze-heat combo is a menu for trouble.
"If you get out on a hot day the summer heat and sun, I mean its going to react with the alcohol to increase the intoxication level of the person,” says TVA Police Officer Tony Cody.
“There's really a lot of traffic and there's a lot of jet ski traffic. It’s a fun time, but really do have to be very careful,” says boater Vic King.
Boat highs, boats speed, youth, and not being familiar with the lake are other factors that enter into the lake safety equation.
Tony Cody also told us that there's no speed limit on the lake and aside from don't drink and boat wearing a life jacket is the number one priority.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.