Don’t count on luck to get your home safely this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, guarantee it by planning ahead. The Winchester Police Department will have increased patrols throughout the city beginning tonight through Sunday. Residents are reminded to plan ahead before heading out to celebrate the holiday by designating a sober driver before leaving home. Officers will be looking for drivers who are driving drunk or are impaired by other drugs.
If you suspect an impaired driver call the non-emergency police telephone number at 540-662-4131. Callers should be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, license plate number, location, and the car’s direction of travel.
Also remember that if you know someone who is about to drive or ride with someone who is under the influence to help them make other arrangements to ensure their safety.
We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.
This press release was prepared by Lauren Cummings, Police Community Relations/Crime Prevention Specialist. (540) 545-7548 (office) email@example.com