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Don’t Depend on Luck This St. Patrick’s Day - Make a Plan

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Montgomery County Police would like to remind those celebrating this holiday weekend to make a plan before you party! Be responsible about your alcohol intake. Designate a sober driver or contact a taxi at the end of the night to make sure you arrive home safely.

In 2011, nearly one third of traffic fatalities involved a drunk driver.  That's an average of one drunk driving-related fatality every 53 minutes.

Law enforcement agencies throughout the region will be conducting drunk-driving prevention enforcement this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.  MCP, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as part of Checkpoint Strikeforce, will have extra patrols specifically targeting impaired driving.

Enforcement will begin Friday, March 15 through the early morning hours of Monday, March 18. MCP will be using a combination of saturation patrols as well as sobriety checkpoints throughout the County to help get impaired drivers off the road. Be a lucky one this weekend – Don’t Drive Drunk!

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Release ID: 13-083
Media Contact: mcpnews 
Categories: press-releases