City of Sacramento Police Department

Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

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For Immediate Release No. 20130311-038
Monday, March 11, 2013

Police Urge Responsible Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

The Sacramento Police Department is reminding people to enjoy St. Patrick's Day celebrations safely by designating a sober driver. To encourage safe driving, police have several enforcement activities planned for the upcoming week.

Working with the County Probation Department, Sacramento police will conduct a county-wide sweep of individuals who continue to drink and drive with outstanding DUI warrants for their arrest. The Police Department will also be partnering with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to target alcohol use by minors and the individuals who provide minors with alcoholic beverages.

On St. Patrick's weekend, Sacramento police will conduct a DUI checkpoint, as well as a high visibility "AVOID the Capital 16" DUI roving saturation patrol with 16 local agencies.  The California AVOID campaign is a grant-funded, statewide program that publicizes the combined DUI enforcement efforts of participating law enforcement agencies within each county. The goal is to raise awareness of the increased problems associated with drinking and driving in our region.

If you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day, the Sacramento Police Department asks that you do so in a responsible manner. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Report Drunk Drivers - call 911.  Funding for these enforcement activities was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Please direct inquiries to Sergeant Chris Prince at (916) 808-6069.



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