VPD plans DUI patrol on Tuesday for St. Patrick’s Day
The Vallejo Police Department will have extra officers patrolling on Tuesday for this St. Patrick’s Day looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, according to a VPD news release.
In 2018 alone, 73 people were killed in drunkdriving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period.
“If you need to ask yourself whether you are okay to drive, the answer is probably no,” said VPD Lt.
Mike Nichelini in the same release. “We want people to have fun, but also be responsible. Part of that responsibility is arranging a safe way to get home.”
If you plan on drinking, designate a sober driver, take a taxi or use public transportation to get around. If you ever see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
Funding for St. Patrick’s Day DUI enforcement is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.