Loopholes In Oklahoma's Boating Laws

Monday, September 18th 2006, 4:19 pm
By: News On 6

It’s been almost two months since a Georgia man was killed in a boating hit and run on Grand Lake. Authorities say they know who's responsible, but still no charges have been filed against him.

Oklahoma law enforcement officers say that may be because of our state's lax boating laws. Even if authorities do file hit and run charges in this case, it’s only punishable by a $160 fine.

State representative Lucky Lamons of Tulsa says he's going to try and change that law. "But for right now there is no need, if you're in an accident, to stay around. And that's not right and that's something we'll have to look at and shore up in the Legislature."

The News on 6 also found out there are no felonies on Oklahoma lakes. Plus, boating tickets don't go on your driving record.

The Grand lake boating accident is still under investigation.