Memorial Day weekend is getting underway in the Lake Area and police will be on the lookout for those who have had too much to drink.

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Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott White tells KRMS News taking a life while intoxicated requires no intent.

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On the water, Sergeant White says he sometimes sees boaters not using lights properly or not having life jackets accessible.

He also recommends checking your boats engine and to make sure there’s no fuel leaking before heading out on the lake.