DUI Patrols for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, deputies say your luck will run out if you drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Watch for increased impaired driving patrols by Sheriff’s Deputies across San Diego County on Monday, March 17th starting at 6:00 p.m. and lasting through 6:00 a.m. the following day. Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, there will be DUI checkpoints in Encinitas and Santee on Friday, March 15th.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), one person was killed and 48 others were injured in DUI crashes on St. Patrick’s Day in 2018.

During St. Patrick’s Day 2018, Sheriff’s Deputies said they arrested five people on suspicion of impaired driving. That’s down from 12 arrests on St. Patrick’s Day 2017. The Sheriff’s Department arrested a total of 1,183 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in 2018. That’s down from 1,225 arrests in 2017.

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