Area police departments increase DUI patrols for St. Patrick’s Day

VANCOUVER — On Fri., March 17, thanks to a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal Police Departments as well as the Washington State Patrol will have additional officers out on St. Patrick’s Day enforcing DUI laws in an effort to keep drunk, drugged and high drivers off the road.

Officers, who are also drug recognition experts, will be among those conducting these increased DUI patrols. So whether it’s green beer, or another type of green, getting behind the wheel impaired could mean a DUI.

The Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal police departments are ramping up DUI patrols on St. Patrick’s Day (Fri., March 17). Flyer courtesy of Vancouver Police Department
The Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal police departments are ramping up DUI patrols on St. Patrick’s Day (Fri., March 17). Flyer courtesy of Vancouver Police Department

Part of any St. Patrick’s Day plan should include selecting a sober designated driver, or using mass transit, taxis or a ride share service to get around town. As a reminder, Uber is offering first time users a special coupon code for $25 toward their first trip. Sign up for the Uber coupon code RIDEHOMEVANC at https://get.uber.com/go/ridehomevanc.

If you are driving and see a suspected impaired driver, call 911.

The Vancouver Police Department is seeking applicants for Entry and Lateral Police Officers. If you are interested in a career with us, visit http://www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/careers.

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