CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Game wardens stayed busy over the past two Saturdays enforcing drinking and boating laws . In an effort to hinder drinking while boating Texas Game Wardens recently held Operation Tres Bahias. Officers in Calhoun, Aransas, San Patricio, and Nueces counties led the operation on public waters where more drinking usually occurs. The operation consisted of the past two Saturdays, July 27 and August 3 on bays, lakes, rivers and the gulf.
The coordinated actions between the multi-county operation led to several people getting busted various charges, primarily Boating While Intoxicated(BWI). BWI is a Class B misdemeanor. Game wardens contacted approximately 140 vessels. Eight people were busted for BWI and two were enhanced from previous charges. One of the 8 busts became a felony offense and another became a Class A misdemeanor.
Three additional arrests were made, 2nd degree felony on drug related charges, fish under a revoked license, and one boating under the influence. During Operation Tres Bahias, a boat was recovered that had been reported missing.