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Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
DUI Task Force Deploying on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 13, 2015) — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department DUI Task Force will be deploying roving DUI patrols during this St. Patrick’s Day Holiday weekend within the cities of Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita. In addition to regularly scheduled DUI Task Force officer, these DUI patrols will be looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
St. Patrick’s Day has become a deadly day in the United States, with a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities. In 2013, there were 31 people killed in drunk-driving crashes on March 17. From 2009 to 2013, there have been 276 drunk-driving fatalities around the holiday, with almost three-fourths of the drivers being twice the legal limit. Every one of those lives was lost because of bad decisions. Continue reading