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For many, St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration. From parades to parties, Hoosiers across the state will participate in events that celebrate the Irish heritage. Given that many of these festivities may include the use of alcohol, March can be particularly dangerous for motorists becuase of impaired drivers.
From March 4 - 20, Indiana law enforcement will be steppinig up patrols to detect impaired drivers. Motorists can expect to see increased police activity during the 16-day effort, including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. Officers will also be on the lookout for aggressive and unrestrained motorists.
We can all enjoy a safe St. Patrick’s Day by remembering a few easy tips:
- Plan ahead. Give your keys to a designated sober driver before the party begins..
- If you become impaired, use a taxi, or get a ride from a sober friend or family member.
- Call 911 immediately if you see an impaired driver on the road.
- Friends don't let friends drive drunk. If you think someone is about to drive or ride impaired,
take their keys and help them to get home safely.
For more, visit http://www.stopimpaireddriving.org/.