With St. Patrick’s Day coming up tomorrow, Saturday March 17th Utah law enforcement agencies particularly the Utah High Way Patrol and local police forces in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah are ramping up their patrols for DUI checks.
According to KSL:
Ahead of this weekend’s activities, local safety officials are encouraging people to find a safe ride home and not test their “luck of the Irish” by driving under the influence.
We’re not telling people ‘don’t drink,’ we’re just telling them ‘don’t drink and drive.’–UHP Lt. Todd Royce
“St. Patrick’s Day has always been known to be a holiday where people like to go out and have a good time. We encourage that. But you must plan appropriately,” UHP Maj. Jess Anderson. said.
Last year Utah Police arrested 55 people for DUI on St. Patrick’s Day.
Because of this high amount of DUI arrest from last year the Utah Highway Patrol is increasing the number of officers on patrol.
“Law enforcement officers statewide will be working more than 100 overtime shifts to deter, detect and remove drunk drivers from Utah’s roads. The extra enforcement will include a DUI blitz held by the Utah Highway Patrol in Salt Lake County on Friday night,” according to a statement from the Utah Department of Public Safety
Please don’t drive drunk. Avoid a DUI arrest. Have a plan, take a cab, order an Uber or Lyft. Don’t drink and drive.
If you do find yourself in trouble with the law over this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. Give me a call. I can help.
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