The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout 2018: Boat Safely!

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is one of the largest annual events in the area. It is a blast! It's an unsanctioned boat race with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Some of these spectators will be coming to see the action by land but many of them come by boat. Our BWI attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks can not stress enough how important it is to boat safely, especially on days with events as big as this. If you find yourself get charged with boating while intoxicated, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231. Keep reading for more event details and some boating safety tips.

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The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout 2018


When: Saturday, August 25th - Sunday, August 26th

Where: Captain Ron's (82 Aloha Lane, Sunrise Beach, MO 65049 33MM - 34.5MM)

Event Details: Powerboat racers from all over the country will be racing along with some Pontoon captains. This is a race you won't want to miss and you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own boat or watching from land at Captain Ron's.

Boating Safety Tips

Boating safely can save lives. See below for some boating safety tips.

1. Always designate a sober captain.
Typically, fun Lake events involve alcohol. Have a good time, but if you know you are going to be drinking - make sure you have someone sober to drive your boat home. Water Patrol will be out and if you are drinking and boating, there's a chance you will be stopped. There's also a big chance you will injure those around you and yourself if you attempt to boat and drink, so just plan ahead and have a sober driver.

2. Be cautious in highly populated water areas.
As we said earlier, there are typically thousands of spectators at the Shootout, so just drive cautiously when boating in those areas and pay attention anyone how may be swimming in the area to try and avoid a boat accident.

3. Have enough lifejackets on board for everyone on the boat.
If you don't have enough life jackets on board for everyone and you stopped by the Water Patrol, you could receive a fine or other punishment.

4. Stay hydrated.
When your dehydrated and manning a boat there's a chance you aren't able to think as clearly. Bring plenty of water and drink it!

5. Be weather conscious.
While it's typically pretty warm at the Lake of the Ozarks this time of year, there's always a chance of rain or storms, so just check the forecast before you head out on the boat and have a plan in the event it storms unexpectedly.

Experienced BWI Lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you are facing criminal charges or a criminal investigation, it can feel like you have no way out of this unfortunate situation. From the criminal investigation, to arrest and trial, you should know that you have rights and we can help you protect those rights. That includes the right to have a criminal defense lawyer advocate on your behalf. For your free consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers in Camden County, call 573-346-7231.

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