An unusual case as our client had been charged with 2 instances of impaired operation on the same day. Mr. C was observed drinking in his boat with friends and driving it in an aggressive fashion. The concerned citizens contacted police who subsequently attended and located our client pulling his boat out of the water with his truck. A roadside breath test ensued which our client failed. He was subsequently charged with operating the boat while impaired as well as operating the vehicle. A somewhat novel case, it was fraught with problems for the Crown. After setting the matter down for trial a resolution was reached whereby the client pled guilty to the bylaw offence of consuming alcohol on a vessel pursuant to the Gaming and Liquor Act. The fine was nominal and the client avoided a criminal record.