SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A district court judge has upheld a lower court's ruling that Idaho's negligent boating law is unconstitutionally vague.
2nd District Court Judge Jeff Brudie made the ruling Wednesday.
Bonner County Magistrate Court Judge Debra Heise in January granted a motion to dismiss a charge of negligent operation of a vessel after a powerboat collided with an anchored cabin cruiser in July 2012 on Priest Lake.
Heise threw out the charge after ruling the statute was unconstitutionally vague because it failed to identify any general or specific prohibited acts.
Brudie ruled that Heise's analysis was "sound and consistent."
Bonner County Prosecutor Louis Marshall says he's reviewing the ruling before deciding whether to appeal.