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CHP on alert during St. Patrick's weekend

Original post made on Mar 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day revelers be forewarned -- the California Highway Patrol said officers will be looking for anyone driving under the influence this weekend throughout the Bay Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 16, 2012, 9:53 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by KP, a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

I guess they better be on alert...all the green beer on a Saturday thru Saturday night!
Who wants to wager on the DUI's or DUI related accidents!
I'll drink my beer at home and listen to the sirens!


Posted by Not-Everyone-Is-Irish-On-St.-Paddy's-Day, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Interesting that there is no historical accident data in this article. The CHP has not traditionally targeted St. Partrick's day as a high accident day, so why this year? Perhaps it is because it's on a Saturday? At any rate, St. Patrick's day is not celebrated on the West Coast like it is on the East Coast, or places like Chicago or St. Paul.

Wonder if the CHP has a little too much time on its hands this year? After all, the number of accidents have been on a downward trend for years all over California, and the US. The fatal accidents in California are down, but so are the number of miles driven over the past few years, also.



Posted by RWC checkpoints, a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

Four DUI checkpoints in Redwood City today.


Posted by MADD, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

Fatal accidents are down because of increased enforcement efforts like this. I with the PAPD would crack down more on dangerous driving, too. CHP only patrols state highways.


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