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Los Altos Police Department
Friday March 17th, 2017 :: 03:55 p.m. PDT
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St. Patrick's Day Safety Tips

While wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, we also want to remind you of the dangers of driving while impaired.

California Highway Patrol data shows three people died on St. Patrick’s Day last year in California and CHP officers made 145 DUI arrests statewide. AAA reported 60 others were injured in alcohol-related crashes or collisions.

If you plan to go out celebrating tonight, please keep yourself and others safe by following these easy tips:

  • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin
  • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home
  • If you’re impaired, call a taxi, ride share, sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely
  • AAA will be offering ‘Tipsy Tows’ once again this year. Drivers, passengers, party hosts and bartenders or restaurant managers can call (800) 222-4357 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Saturday to request a tow.
  • Report Drunk Drivers by calling 9-1-1
And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help that person make other arrangements to get to where he or she is going safely.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.

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Los Altos Police Department
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Los Altos, CA 94022

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