The Riverside Police Department announced it will conduct special patrols on St. Patrick’s Day March 14th, 2019 - March 18th, 2019 during day time hours (6am-9pm) and night time hours (9pm-6am) to arrest impaired drivers and to encourage use of seat belts.
“We’re urging you to plan ahead for St. Patrick’s Day festivities,” said Chief Tom Weitzel. “Don’t ever drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. It’s not just about you. There are other people on the roads who are impacted by your decisions.”
If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party:
If you’re going out for St. Patrick’s Day:
Pedestrians are at risk, too. If you are walking, keep an eye out for cars. Designated drivers should remain alert for impaired walkers who may not obey street signs and pedestrian signals.
The St. Patrick’s Day enforcement campaign is part of the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs supported through federal funds administered by IDOT.