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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: March 14, 2022 3:00 PM

The San Rafael Police Department Encourages Safe St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

San Rafael, CA. – This St. Patrick’s Day, the San Rafael Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

Additional officers will be on patrol during the week leading up to and on March 17 from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 

“Have a game plan before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” Lieutenant Todd Berringer said. “Designate a sober driver or make other plans to get home safely.”

During the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, nearly half of all traffic deaths throughout the country involved a drunk driver. 

SRPD wants to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Cannabis, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs can all lead to a DUI.

If you ever see a suspected drunk driver on the road, call 911.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 


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Posted: March 14, 2022 3:04 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: March 14, 2022 3:18 PDT by Justin Graham


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