Loudoun County, VA (March 16, 2022) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is urging motorists to plan a designated driver or a safe way home if they choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol this week. As part of our efforts to crackdown on impaired driving in the county, the LCSO will have additional deputies on patrol in the evening on Thursday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) and conduct saturation patrols on Saturday, March 19.
“We are committed to ensuring the public is safe while traveling along our roadways and we want to remind residents to make smart choices, don’t drink and drive,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Sheriff Chapman also reminds residents that the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free Lyft rides from 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17 to 4 a.m. Friday, March 18, as part of the D.C. area SoberRide program. For more information on the program, please visit www.wrap.org/soberride.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office also urges residents to take the following steps to have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day:
• Plan a designated driver or a safe way home ahead of time.
• If you are impaired, call a taxi or ride-hailing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
• Immediately report any impaired drivers you see on our roadways to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
• Wear your seatbelt!
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be out on patrol and will be on alert for impaired motorists. If you are caught drinking and driving, you will be arrested.