March 16, 2012
In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow and with the NCAA Basketball Tournament running throughout the weekend, more than 114 law enforcement agencies in Colorado will be stepping up their presence to deter drunk drivers from hitting the road.
In an article released by 9 News, the Colorado Department of Transportation stated that the last time St. Patrick’s Day fell on a Saturday was in 2007, and law enforcement across the state arrested 363 people for DUI offenses that night. Since then, the department estimates there has been a 48% increase in the number of drunken driving arrests on that holiday.
So, what should you do if you have had too much to drink and don’t want to drive home? If you live in the Colorado Springs area, you can call a cab free of charge thanks to the Safe and Sober program sponsored by the Colorado Springs DUI Accident Lawyers at the McDivitt Law Firm. The firm says that it will pay for your cab ride home Saturday night if you’ve had too much to drink. Just call one of the following cab companies and tell them your ride home is on McDivitt Law Firm:
- Colorado Springs – Call Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs at (719) 777-777.
- Pueblo and Pueblo West- Call City Cab Company at (719) 543-2525.
The McDivitt Law Firm would like to wish everyone a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!