Have Fun But Be Safe This St. Patty’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s day…and relatively warm temperatures, coupled with the kick-off of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s basketball tournaments, make for what could be a very long day.

A high of 55 is expected in the Fond du Lac area Thursday, and with many locations around the county offering up Irish food and plenty of St. Patty’s Day beverage specials, motorists are being reminded to play it safe if you plan to partake in the festivities today as well as into the weekend.

You are reminded to buckle up, slow down, put the phone, and pay attention to the environment around you. And if you plan to imbibe, don’t put you or others around you at risk. Don’t drink and drive.

There have been 3 fatal accidents in recent weeks, all appearing to involve speed and alcohol as major contributing factors in the outcome.