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GSP warns against DUI on St. Patty's Day

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia State Patrol says St. Patrick's Day is often a deadly time on the roads. They warn you not to drink and drive.

Nationwide 851 people have died in St. Patrick's Day auto crashes over the last five years.

38 percent of those crashes involved drunk drivers.

St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday and Troopers urge you to plan ahead.

Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Shawn Urquhart said  "If they see anybody that is going to leave their establishment or home that is considered to have had too much, take the keys, call a friend or a taxi, or somebody to come pick them up."

Troopers say if you are caught behind the wheel after drinking this St. Patrick's Day you will go to jail.

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