St. Patrick’s Day weekend safety reminder

Your Orangeville Police Service wants to remind all residents to enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day weekend by celebrating responsibly.

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a day of celebration with friends and family at home and at local licensed establishments.

The Orangeville Police Service reminds residents that officers will be vigilant throughout the Town to ensure the safety of everyone in the community.

“As always, Orangeville Police officers will be vigilant for offences such as Impaired Driving, Public Intoxication and other Liquor Licence Act offences, and noise complaints”, said Constable Scott Davis. “R.I.D.E. spot checks will also be conducted at various locations throughout the community over the weekend as we continue our efforts to keep our roads safe”.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend, residents are encouraged to plan ahead. If you’re going to be consuming alcohol choose a designated driver, plan on using a taxi service, or plan to spend the night where you are drinking. Celebrating responsibly ensures the safety of everyone.

If you are hosting a party remember that you are responsible for the safety of your guests and in ensuring that they get home safely afterward.

Motorists caught driving impaired by alcohol or drugs will face criminal charges as well as a 90 day driver’s license suspension and 7 day vehicle impoundment. The consequences of driving impaired are costly, however causing serious injury or death to yourself or someone else is life altering.

The Orangeville Police Service thanks everyone for your support and cooperation in helping to keep our community safe! Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted on March 14, 2019