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Posted on: March 15, 2023


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Are you headed out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 17? So is the Johnston Police Department, but they won't be celebrating, they will be looking for impaired drivers. 

The Johnston Police Police Department is joining the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort, the Johnston Police Department will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward the reduction of impaired drivers around the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Buckle up and drive safe, don't drink and drive.

St. Patrick's Day can be an unlucky holiday

  • While this holiday has become one of the nation's most popular holidays, it has also become one of the deadliest for vehicle-related accidents. 
  • Last year, in Iowa, during the week of St. Patrick's Day, 48 people were either seriously injured or killed on Iowa roadways. (Iowa Department of Public Safety)

If you plan on celebrating the St. Patrick's holiday, please remember; Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. 

The goal for fatalities in Iowa is ZERO. Unfortunately, Iowa is at 54 fatalities since the beginning of 2023. Let's work together to prevent that number from rising on this St. Patrick's Day holiday. 

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