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DUI patrols planned for St. Patrick’s Day

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Avoid the 6 DUI Campaign will hold patrols for drunken drivers in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe on St. Patrick’s day, South Lake Tahoe police Sgt. Shannon Laney said in a Friday statement.

The patrols will be in addition to regular police staffing, Laney said.

The department suggests planning a safe way home before festivities begin, calling a taxi or sober friend or family member if you’ve been drinking and calling 911 if you see a drunk driver on the road.

“Driving buzzed or drunk is simply not worth the risk,” Laney said. “Don’t depend on dumb luck this St. Patrick’s Day. Give up your keys – designate your sober driver before the party begins.”

The Avoid the 6 DUI Campaign is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The coalition’s next DUI campaigns are set for Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day weekend.

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