DUI patrols for St. Patrick's Day planned in Manhattan Beach

DUI patrols for St. Patrick's Day planned in Manhattan Beach

Traffic enforcement officers will be out in abundance this weekend keeping watch on California roadways to ensure that no St. Patrick's Day revelers put themselves or others at risk.

"St. Patrick's Day is a popular holiday in the United States that is often associated with overindulgence in alcoholic beverages", the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. The emphasized hours will be from 6 p.m.to 4 a.m. Between midnight and 5:59 a.m., almost three-fourths (69 percent) of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.

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- from 7 p.m.to midnight, a DUI checkpoint at Martin Luther King Jr. If you feel buzzed, you should not drive.

Joplin Police Department will be cracking down on impaired drivers the next few days.

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Walking home can also be unsafe if you are impaired, so designated a sober walking buddy.

Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran announced deputies would be looking for people driving impaired or not wearing seatbelts from Friday morning through Monday.

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If you see someone who you believe is driving impaired, call police.

Remember, it's not just about you!

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Take away the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving impaired. Local law enforcement agencies across the state made 65 DWI arrests, three DWAI-drug only arrests, 76 other arrests and issued 972 summonses. Police will be extra vigilant in detecting and arresting drunk drivers around Chester County. The goal will be to locate impaired drivers and to promote public awareness of the dangers of driving impaired. The OTS DDVIP app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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