St. Patrick’s Friday...The Ultimate Amateur Hour

With St. Paddy’s on a Friday, drunk driving violations are expected to be worse than normal...

  • St. Patrick’s Day is the fourth most popular drinking day of the year behind New Year’s, Christmas and the Fourth of July, with 51.2% of Americans planning to celebrate St. Paddy’s day this year
  • Drunk driving violations by past drunk drivers will likely go up 17% on Friday as compared to any other day of the year, and are expected to be 50% higher than a non-Friday St. Paddy’s day
  • Between 2011 and 2015, 252 drunk driving deaths occurred on St. Patrick’s Day, while 75% of St. Paddy’s day drunk driving crashes involved drivers with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit.

Source: The Street

photo:  Getty Images 

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