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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday March 15th, 2022 :: 08:41 a.m. PDT


News Story - St. Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement

Nature of Incident: St. Patrick’s Day DUI Enforcement
Location: Moorpark and Ventura County
Date & Time: March 17, 2022
Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Traffic Bureau
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Responsibly, Don’t Drive Impaired!
The Moorpark Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office are reminding you to enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day responsibly and not drive impaired.
The Moorpark Police Department and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will be staffing additional personnel for the purposes of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) detection and enforcement.  Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, there is more than a 170% increase in beer sales (according to  Which means there is also an increased chance of encountering an intoxicated driver.  On St. Patrick’s Day in 2019 there were 57 people killed nationwide as a result of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) traffic crashes, a rate of one fatality every 38 minutes.  Each one of these deaths was avoidable using a designated driver or taxi service.  The cost of an Uber or Lyft ride pales in comparison to that of a DUI.   DUI is more than just alcohol.  Marijuana, prescription medication and illicit drugs also impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
As we celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day, remember to have fun in a responsible way and don’t drive impaired.   
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Prepared by: Deputy Tyler R. Galloway  
News Release Date: March 15, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Tyler R. Galloway (805) 947-8221 [email protected]  
Approved by:
Captain Victor Fazio  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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