Police remind you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly

Your Orangeville Police Service wants to remind all residents to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow 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 community to ensure the safety of everyone in the community.

“Our officers will be vigilant for offences such as Impaired Driving, Public Intoxication and other Liquor Licence Act offences, and noise complaints”, said Chief Wayne Kalinski.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable day, 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.

Motorist caught driving impaired by drugs or alcohol will face a 90 day driver’s license suspension, 7 day vehicle impoundment and criminal charges. 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 16, 2017