Orange County News
For Immediate Release Contact: Ryan Greenbaum
Thursday, March 16, 2023 845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c
District Attorney Hoovler Urges Residents Not to Drink and Drive
While Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
Law Enforcement Will Be Looking for Impaired and Intoxicated Drivers
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, on Thursday, March 16, 2023, urged Orange County residents to make safe transportation plans for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Law enforcement will have enhanced patrols on area roadways in order to identify and stop drivers who are impaired or intoxicated.
“Between St. Patrick’s Day and exciting March Madness basketball games, there is plenty to celebrate this weekend,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and the excellent eating and drinking establishments throughout Orange County will be crowded with people having a good time. But don’t let those good times result in preventable and terrible outcomes. Far too often we see the choice to drink and drive end with arrest and prosecution, let alone injury or death to other motorists or pedestrians. Our dedicated law enforcement officers will be out on the roads to protect us all. Do your part and arrange for safe transportation home and do not get behind the wheel of a car after you have been drinking.”