Lots Of Drinking On St. Patrick’s Day

If you plan to take in a St. Patrick’s Day party and do a little drinking make sure you have a safe ride home. Law enforcement officials across Fond du Lac County will be looking for drunk and impaired drivers on our roadways. Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt says St. Patrick’s Day ranks right up there with Super Bowl Sunday and New Year’s Eve when it comes to alcohol consumption. Waldschmidt says, “There are more celebrations involving alcohol. This is similar to the holidays and similar to other festival type days like New Year’s Eve parties where there are extra parties or more parties. This is right up there with that.” He says to plan ahead by using a designated driver, calling a taxi or calling or texting someone you know who can provide a safe ride home.