King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania DUI Association, Bucks County District Attorney, Warrington Township Police Department, and AAA, held an event today at the Bucks County Justice Center to outline regional impaired driving safety efforts during St. Patrick’s Day.
“This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, and that means more parties throughout the weekend,” said Warrington Township Police Chief Daniel Friel. “If you’ve been drinking, make the smart choice to plan for a sober driver to get you and your friend’s home safely. Don’t let St. Patrick’s Day become an anniversary of a tragic night.”
“We understand that people will enjoy themselves on St. Paddy’s Day. But there is no excuse for anyone to drink or do drugs and drive,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub. “There are too many responsible options for people to use instead. Use a designated driver, call a cab, call a parent or a friend, use Lyft or Uber, to name a few. Just be safe!”
According to PennDOT data, in the Philadelphia region during the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday, March 11, running through 6:00 AM on Sunday, March 20, there were 70 crashes involving an impaired driver, resulting in two fatalities.