HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Senate approved a bill cracking down on drinking and boating.
The bill will make the penalties tougher for boaters who cause a deadly accident while drunk. The penalties will equal those of a drunk driver.
This bill now goes to the house, which just passed a similar bill going to the senate.
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