in #CASE you missed it… St. Patrick’s Day is Going To Be More Dangerous This Year
With St. Paddy’s on a Friday, drunk driving violations are expected to be worse than normal
St. Patrick’s Day is the fourth most popular drinking day of the year behind New Year’s, Christmas and the Fourth of July, with 51.2% of Americans planning to celebrate St. Paddy’s day this year
Drunk driving violations by past drunk drivers will likely go up 17% on Friday as compared to any other day of the year, and are expected to be 50% higher than a non-Friday St. Paddy’s day
Between 2011 and 2015, 252 drunk driving deaths occurred on St. Patrick’s Day, while 75% of St. Paddy’s day drunk driving crashes involved drivers with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit.