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CHP advises motorists to rely on a designated driver not luck this St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds drivers to avoid taking chances and make the right decision to have a sober ride home if their plans include alcohol.

Last year on St. Patrick’s Day, CHP officers made 211 arrests for driving under the influence (DUI). Tragically, that same day, three people died, and 76 people were injured statewide as a result of DUI crashes.

Always remember to buckle up, avoid distractions while driving, and designate a sober driver if your St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes alcohol. The financial impact of a DUI can be sobering as attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, and car repairs can reach $15,000 or more in California.

The CHP joins with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in reminding motorists that “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.”

To help keep the roads safe, the CHP encourages the public to report impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Be prepared to provide the public safety dispatcher with a description of the vehicle, location, and the direction the vehicle is traveling.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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