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Santa Rosa Police Department
Monday March 19th, 2018 :: 07:52 a.m. PDT


Eleven DUI Offenders arrested over St. Patrick's Day Weekend

11 DUI Offenders Arrested this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s favorite holidays. On this day all around the country, the bars run deep with green beer and, unfortunately, the roads grow dangerous with drunk and drugged drivers. Drinking and driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States.

This past weekend, March 16th -18th 2018, Santa Rosa Police Officers were out conducting extra DUI enforcement, looking for impaired drivers on our city streets. A total of eleven DUI Offenders were arrested, ranging in age from 22yrs to 73yrs. Several offenders were also involved in collisions.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays on the road our nation’s roads. During the 2012-2016 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18), 269 lives were lost due in drunk-driving crashes. In 2016, drunk driving killed more than 10,000 people in our country, and every single one of those deaths was preventable. Do your part this St. Patrick’s Day: Arrange for a sober driver to ensure you get home safely.

In 2016 alone, 60 people (39% of all crash fatalities) were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday period nationwide.

On average, a DUI can set you back $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more. The financial impact from impaired driving crashes is devastating. Based on 2010 numbers (the most recent year for which cost data is available), impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $44 billion annually.

Santa Rosa Police Department treats DUI as a serious crime and conducts maximum enforcement year-round. Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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