The Governor has signed new legislation that will hold drunk boaters more accountable for accidents.
Governor Pat Quinn signed the law over the weekend, and the bill was drafted after 10-year-old Tony Borcia was killed by a drunk boater last year. The law requires boaters in accidents involving serious injury or death to submit a breathalyzer and blood test.
Those who refuse to take the tests or those who fail the tests are subject to losing their state driver's license, among other charges. The law takes effect on January 1st.