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Staying Safe on St. Patrick'ss Day

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No matter how or where you plan on celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year, officials are urging you to pay as much attention to the post-party ride home, as you do to the celebrating itself.

The local police departments will be increasing their patrols, and transportation services are being offered for people who feel like they've had too much to drink. With all of the partying and drinking that happens on March 17th, local law enforcement will be teaming up to crack down on impaired drivers.

Sergeant Scott McDaniel says in Carson City there were no DUI charges on this holiday last year. He hopes people continue to make the smart choice and say no to drinking and driving.

“We ask that people use a designated driver, take a cab or in the case of what AAA is offering this year, use the tipsy tow, says McDaniel.

 The Tipsy Tow is a service intended for drivers who need a safe ride home. From 6 p.m. Tuesday night until 6a.m. Wednesday, AAA drivers will tow your car up to 10 miles. The one-way service is open to anyone and you do not need an AAA membership. Just call 1-800-222-4357, and say "I need a tipsy-tow."

Also available on the holiday, RTC will be offering free bus rides for everyone from 4p.m. until midnight.

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