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Extra Pennsylvania DUI Enforcement for St. Patrick's Day

Philadelphia holds its St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 11. Many people will head to the city to enjoy a day filled with events highlighting the Irish. The parade is a long-standing tradition in the city, and it is highly anticipated each year. It is even televised, in case people are unable to make it down to the city to watch in person.

For many, the day is an opportunity to spend time with friends celebrating. Bars and restaurants throughout the city will be filled with people. Unfortunately, St. Patrick's Day also has a reputation for leading to an increased number of people driving under the influence.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that 103 people were killed in traffic accidents throughout the U.S. on St. Patrick's Day in 2009. Over 40 percent of those crashes involved a driver that was over the .08 legal limit.

Law enforcement will be aggressively targeting DWI, setting up sobriety checkpoints throughout the state to determine if motorists are driving under the influence. Those planning on attending a St. Patrick's Day celebration should take steps to ensure that they do not drink and drive.

There are a wide range of potential penalties in place for those who are convicted of a DUI, including jail time and the loss of a driver's license. Additionally, motorists will also face fines and increased insurance costs, with repeat offenders facing increased punishments.

Prosecutors take DUI cases seriously. Many people do not know what to expect when charged with one of these crimes, and may not understand the impact that a conviction will have. Convictions may even result in the loss of employment or professional license. It is important to know what options may be available for each situation to know which decision is best for your situation.

Source: Trafficsafetymarketing.gov "Saint Patrick's Day - Enforcement Materials Impaired Driving Prevention Campaign" March 12-18th.

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