Policing the Colorado River this Memorial Day holiday.


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Colorado River Tri-State: Policing the Colorado River this Memorial Day holiday.

As families bring their boats and watercraft to enjoy the Colorado River and shop at local businesses around the Colorado River Tri-State area, at least 170 law enforcement officers will be out in full force watching the Colorado River this Memorial Day holiday.


Authorities from 14 local, state, county, and federal agencies are reportedly will be watching for impaired operators and those engaging in reckless behaviors along the Colorado River in the Bullhead City, Arizona and Needles, California area as well as the lower Colorado River area which includes the areas of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Many who are going this weekend to the Colorado River are glad to hear the authorities will be watching the Colorado River, but many others are corner of over policing the Colorado River and the over using of law enforcement resources that can be use to other protections in and around the community.

Some visitors have address pass experiences with law enforcement in which well on the Colorado River, being repeatedly stop over and over again for the same safety check even when they have already been stopped and cleared by another law enforcement agency down the Colorado River minutes before.

Retired and current law enforcement officials tell ZachNews that they support law enforcement officials watching the Colorado River for out of control trouble makers, reckless drunk drivers, and emergency rescues, but they would like to see law enforcement resources do their safety checks before boaters get into the water like at boat launching areas and law enforcement resources not posted at those boat launched can focus more on out of control trouble makers, reckless drunk drivers, and emergency rescues.

Retired and current law enforcement officials also tell ZachNews that any extra law enforcement resources not being use on or along the Colorado River can then be use to keep communities along the Colorado River safe and keep reckless drunk drivers off our community streets.

Everybody do agree that those who are going to be enjoying our beautiful Colorado River should be prepared, have proper fitted United States Coast Guard approved life jacket for each person on board, and have a working fire extinguisher in case of a fire on your boat.

** More boating safety tips can be found at the following United States Coast Guard website addresses: **

http://www.uscgboating.org/

http://www.uscgboating.org/safety/

Authorities hope that everybody both local residents and visitors will have fun, be safe, and do not drink well driving on both our roads and on the Colorado River.

Local residents and visitors hope that authorities will focus on out of control trouble makers, reckless drunk drivers, and emergency rescues rather then those are on the Colorado River to just having a good time.

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