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County police cracking down on drunk driving during St. Patrick's Day weekend

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

While the Irish eyes smile, the eyes of the police will be peeled in an effort to crack down on drunk driving throughout the St. Patrick's Day celebration. 

The St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit will be looking for drunk drivers on St. Patrick's Day weekend. The search for impaired drivers will run March 17-20 and will include high-visibility enforcement throughout St. Louis County. 

Chief Jon Belmar said in a press release that alcohol not only impairs your ability to drive, but impairs your judgement. 

"If you have any doubt at all about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. Contact a designated driver," Belmar said. 

County police will join forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. 

"My police officers work very hard on a daily basis to keep our region's roadways safer and this weekend, we continue that effort. I couldn't be more proud of that," Belmar said. 

For more information on the campaign, you can head to the campaign headquarters website. 

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