Speeding On The Water In LaSalle? That Will Cost You $240

Wednesday July 10th, 2019

Posted at 7:58pm

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LaSalle Police are stepping up enforcement of no wake zones on the Detroit River after water levels rose significantly this week.

“As we are all aware, the water level in the area is extremely high causing all sorts of issues with flooding and property damage,” said LaSalle Police in a statement to the media. “Many docks in marinas are submerged and land is being eroded as this high water continues.”

“Boats in the marinas sit higher in their slips are due to the high water and are striking against their moorings with the wake caused by passing vessels,” they said. “Please be extremely courteous as this is very difficult for our property owners who are watching their property being destroyed by each wave as is erodes their land and crashes against their residences.

The speed restricted zone is marked in red

Police sent out a reminder last week to boaters to slow down and mind their wake in the 10km/h speed limit throughout the Detroit River through LaSalle (the exception is the channel that runs between Grassy Island and Fighting Island).

Police say they’ll now be out monitoring the situation and looking after the best interests of LaSalle residents. They say the fine for speeding on the water is $240.00 including a surcharge.

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