VPD plans DUI pa­trol on Tues­day for St. Pa­trick’s Day

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - Times-Her­ald staff re­port

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.

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