CHP advice for St. Pat’s Day

chp_logo1.jpgGreen beer and laughter may be a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, but the California Highway Patrol advises not to rely on the luck of the Irish but the safety of a designated driver.

In a special press release, the CHP says they encourage celebrants to plan a safe way home and designate a non-drinking driver before the festivities begin.

According to the Sacramento office of CHP, last year on St. Patrick’s Day, the Highway Patrol made more than 300 arrests statewide for DUI. Other statistics for that day show that at least three people were killed in alcohol-involved collisions.

So, here are some more suggestions from CHP – If you are impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation. If you suspect an impaired driver is on the road, report that driver by calling 9-1-1. Be prepared to give a vehicle description, license plate number, location and the vehicle’s direction of travel.

Officers also advise that “if a friend is drunk and wants to drive, encourage them not to, even if it means taking their keys away.”


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6 Responses to CHP advice for St. Pat’s Day

  1. Trouble March 19, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    It’s alright to be Irish and sober on St. Patricks day, if your pregnant.

  2. Big Rick OBrien March 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    With a name like O’Brien…(yes, it’s my real name) I went against my Irish upbringing & stayed sober for the first time (on St. Paddy’s) in recent memory…WTH ?
    I MUST be getting…

  3. esfotoguy March 16, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Advice for CHP on St Patricks day….please do not bother me as I am shooting photos in the BLM area outside of Bishop. You stick to your job, Ill stick to mine and we will both get along great. Thank you.

  4. Philp Anaya March 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    I so enjoy Saint Patricks Day and what would it be without some beatuful Irish ballad to sing and share

  5. Trouble March 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    i heard the jail house is serving green cabbage Sunday night.

    • Big AL March 16, 2013 at 12:21 am #

      No green beer with the cabbage Trouble?


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