Police want to round up all the Irish during the weekend to keep them away from their beer.

By Staff

March 14, 2014


I didn’t know we had that many Irish people in the city.  This year’s well-celebrated St. Patrick’s Day falls on Monday, March 17th and the Halton Regional Police Service officers will be out on Monday ensuring those that clink glasses won’t clink cars.

Blatantly discrimination if you ask me.  Were the police out in force on the feast of St. George?  Certainly not – but then the British were never known for their boisterousness.  A polite hear, hear is the best you can expect from them.

The police have recognized that many Halton residents will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this Friday or Saturday night instead and want to advise motorists to expect to see several RIDE programs in effect and also note a higher uniform presence patrolling in licensed establishments over this weekend, educating the public about impaired driving and enforcing the laws to ensure everyone on our roads are safe.

On Saturday March 15th, the Halton Regional Police Service in joint partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) , the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) will also be on location, conducting proactive checks at local LCBO and Beer stores throughout the Region.

You will need the “luck of the Irish” to avoid the police dragnet this weekend.

This team will be also be focusing their efforts on conducting bar checks at licensed establishments and reminding the staff of their responsibilities under the Liquor License Act, and encouraging staff to call police should they suspect a patron is about to drive a motor vehicle while impaired.

Informative St. Patrick’s Day fliers will be handed out at RIDE checks across the Region in efforts to educate the public and spread the word about the consequences of impaired driving.

The Halton Regional Police Service wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and encourages party-goers to celebrate responsibly.  Don’t Press Your Luck!….Use a Designated Driver! 

Would getting Leprephaun to take the wheel be acceptable?

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