There is no doubt that St. Patrick’s Day has become a drinking holiday. This year, it falls on a Friday, which is an added plus for almost everyone who celebrates. No work the next day! This means people are more likely to stay at the bar until closing and consume an extra drink or two. However, this also means there could be an extra DUI checkpoint or two. If you are unfamiliar with checkpoints, here is some information to know:
• Police set up checkpoints to filter out intoxicated drivers. They want to catch these people to keep the road safe.
• Checkpoint times and locations may or may not be posted publicly online ahead of time. Sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t.
• Checkpoints can be random, but on major holidays like New Years and 4th of July there will be more than usual...