MCSO 4th of July Holiday Statistics

Posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Over July 4th weekend, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Waterways deputies handled a total of the following calls on Lake Havasu and the Colorado River from Friday (6/30) through Tuesday (7/4):

Operating Under the Influence (OUI): 6

Boating Accidents without Injury: 3

Boating Accidents with Injury: 0

Compliance/Safety Checks: 167

Registration Citations: 3

Criminal Citations: 24    (Includes transom/bow riding, reckless operation of PWC, etc.)

Safety Violation Citations: 43    (Includes insufficient PFD’s, Overloaded watercraft, etc.)

Safety Violation Warnings: 159

Boater Assists: 25

Agency Assists: 5

Medical Assist: 1

Sergeant Kyler Cox said, “Independence Day weekend was exceptionally active with visitors and locals alike.  The waterways within Mohave County were extremely busy with boat traffic, but there were no major issues.  MSCO participated in Operation Dry Water, which was a National campaign targeting impaired boat operators.  During this targeted enforcement, 6 people were arrested for operating a watercraft while under the influence.  Several citations were issued to personal watercraft operators who were operating recklessly, and also to several operators who had children under 12 years of age on their vessel who were not wearing life jackets.”

According to Sgt. Cox, the Sheriff’s Office investigated 3 non-injury boat crashes, and assisted another agency with a minor injury boat crash.  The three non-injury boat crashes included two boats that swamped, then sunk, and one boat that broke loose from an anchor and caused damage to another anchored boat.

7 comments on “MCSO 4th of July Holiday Statistics”

  1. Steven Conrad Reply

    That’s all a lie you know there was a crap load of DUIs and I saw so many people getting violations it was not funny I got one myself Sandbar is closed so if you are at The Sandbar which when I drove by every time there was a beach full everybody’s getting tickets they be trying to hide the real truth to keep the vacationers coming


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