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Arroyo Grande Police Department
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 :: 04:24 p.m. PDT


Be a Saint on St. Patrick’s Day. Plan Ahead and Celebrate Responsibly with a Designated Sober Driver

Be a Saint on St. Patrick’s Day. Plan Ahead and 

Celebrate Responsibly with a Designated Sober Driver


Arroyo Grande, Calif. – This St. Patrick’s Day don’t push your luck by letting drunk drive. The Arroyo Grande Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate responsibly by not driving under the influence.


Additional officers will be on patrol March 17 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 


“Leave your keys at home and plan ahead before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” Chief of Police, Michael Martinez said. “Designate a sober driver, schedule a ride share or make other plans to get home safely if you plan to consume alcohol.”


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest times on our nation’s roads. In 2020, more than 11,000 people in the U.S. died in drunk-driving crashes.


The Arroyo Grande Police Department wants to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Marijuana, prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may also impair. Do your research and understand how certain drugs may affect your driving ability.


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

Arroyo Grande Police Department
200 N Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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Non-emergencies: 805-473-5100

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