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St. Patrick’s Day Increases Risk for Knoxville Car Accidents

Police will be out in full force this St. Patrick’s Day weekend to crack down on drunk driving in an effort to reduce the risk of Knoxville car accidents.

A Pub Crawl is planned in the Old City for Wednesday night. As Channel 6 News reports, local merchants have organized a seven-bar pub crawl for $7. Seven bars means a long and exciting celebration for locals and visitors.

Knoxville personal injury lawyers encourage you to put safety first this holiday weekend. These pub crawls heighten the risk for drunk driving and Knoxville police will be on the lookout. “By doing bar checks and intensive patrols, or what we call saturation patrols in the areas with a lot of bars, a lot of extra officers on duty,” says Lt. Greg Hoskins.

According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 35 people die every day in the United States as a result of drunk driving accidents. This means a person will die every 40 – 45 minutes in an accident with a drunk driver.

The “Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.” campaign offers free, printable posters, templates, and banners to help keep you and your friends and businesses safe this St. Patrick’s Day.

“The best advice is, always a designated driver. It’s as simple as that. One person, nothing to drink. That was if you are stopped by police you should be fine,” says Lt. Hoskins.

DUI Checkpoint & Crime on the Road offers these tips to help keep Tennesseans safe this St. Patrick’s Day:

-Before you go out, designate a sober driver.

-If you’re impaired call a friend or family member, use public transportation or get a taxi.

-Use the local Sober Ride program.

-Call the police department if you seen an impaired driver on the road.

If you or a loved are involved in a drunk driving accident and need to speak to a Knoxville personal injury lawyer, contact the Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C. for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (877) 472-5657.

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