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If your St. Patrick's Day plans include hitting the road to travel to your favorite pub, the Waukee Police Department reminds drivers that even on St. Patrick’s Day, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
What are the consequences of driving after having a few drinks? You could:
How much does an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) charge cost?
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, a drunk driving arrest costs an average of $10,000! That’s an expensive price tag for one night out.
What can you do to drive safely on St. Patrick’s Day?
A final reminder: even if you do have a designated driver, other drivers on the road might not have planned so well. Your designated driver should be aware of the erratic behavior of other drivers and be on the defensive. Also, be aware that pedestrians might also have had a few too many green beers.