LCSO: Be Responsible for St. Patty’s Day
Partiers during the Irish celebration are reminded to find safe rides, including SoberRide.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman urged Loudoun residents participating in St. Patrick’s Day activities to designate safe drivers or arrange another safe way home if you choose to celebrate with alcohol this weekend.
“Be responsible or risk a DUI,” Chapman said in a press release. “If you are going to celebrate this weekend with alcohol, designate a sober driver before your celebration begins.”
Chapman provided information about the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, which offers free cab rides from 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, to 4 a.m. Monday, March 18, as part of the DC area SoberRide program. Eastern Loudoun residents may call 1-800-200-TAXI for a FREE ride home (up to $30 fare).
Chapman recommends the following steps to have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day:
- Plan a designated driver or a safe way home ahead of time.
- If you are impaired, call a taxi, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
- Immediately report any impaired drivers you see on our roadways to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
- Wear your seatbelt!
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be out on patrol and will be on alert for impaired motorists. If you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested.