Police step up St. Patty’s patrols

Published 9:35 pm Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Suffolk Police Department will increase patrols this weekend to keep Suffolk’s roads safe from impaired drivers, according to a city press release.

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday, many celebrations are expected to extend through the weekend.

“Suffolk Police remind you to celebrate responsibly, and don’t get behind the wheel if you have been drinking alcohol,” the press release states.

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Every instance of impaired driving is 100-percent preventable. Citizens can help prevent deaths and injuries caused by impaired driving by making sure they plan for safe and sober rides home, according to the press release.

If you see a driver you suspect of driving under the influence, call 911 to report the vehicle’s description and direction of travel.

“The Suffolk Police Department takes great pride in maintaining the safety of the roadways throughout the jurisdiction and wants all motorists to make it to their destinations safely,” the press release states. “Increased patrols are one of many tools the Suffolk Police Department use to make the roadways safer for all who travel on them.”