St. Patrick's Day brings in hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Cleveland. The Cuyahoga County Safe Communities Coalition and the DUI task force want to make sure the experience is a safe one.
Police departments across Cuyahoga County will have an increased presence today in an effort to keep drunk drivers off Northeast Ohio roads and protect motorists.
Here are a few simple suggestions for a fun, festive and safe day.
· Designate a sober driver
· Take public transportation
· Call a cab
· Stay where you play – plan to spend the night
· Take the keys if someone is impaired and plans to drive
· Don't ever get in the car with an impaired driver
In addition to the danger drunk driving puts on public safety, there is also a large financial risk. A DUI conviction in Ohio can run close to $10,000, including the fines, fees, and increased insurance rates. That's far more expensive than any cab ride or bus fare.