Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Troopers watching out for impaired drivers on St. Patrick's Day

By Laura C. Morel
Crime/Immigration Reporter

Drunk drivers shouldn't bet on their luck this St. Patrick's Day.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers will be vigilant during the week leading up to the Irish holiday from March 10 to March 17, a media release said.

"We have a zero tolerance for impaired driving. Having a designated driver and planning ahead will make your trip safer," said FHP director Col. David Brierton in the release.

There were 18,000 alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2010, where more than 12,000 people were injured and nearly 800 were killed.

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