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James City County Police to increase patrols during St. Patrick’s Day

The James City County police department will increase its patrols during St. Patrick's Day weekend. (Steve Roberts, Jr/WYDaily)
The James City County police department will increase its patrols during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
(Steve Roberts, Jr/WYDaily)

The James City County Police Department will be increasing DUI patrols throughout St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

“Celebrators are encouraged to arrange a safe ride home prior to going out if you intend to drink. Additionally, all motorists are reminded to always buckle up,” the police department said in a news release.

During the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, 39 percent of all national motor vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Additionally, from 2012 to 2016, 38 percent of the drunk-driving fatalities during this holiday period involved drivers who had blood alcohol concentrations well above the .08 limit, resulting in 269 drunk-driving fatalities total across the country, according to a news release from the county police department.

Troy Jeffersonhttp://wydaily.com
Troy Jefferson is the city of Williamsburg and James City County reporter for the WYDaily. Jefferson graduated from Michigan State University and the University of Maryland. When he is not writing stories, he enjoys romantic comedies.

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