In anticipation of increased liquor consumption over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Baldwin Park Police Department officers have announced they will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday and Sunday night. Officers will stop and arrest anyone suspected of driving under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol in the area. The California Highway Patrol is also encouraging partygoers to designate a sober driver before heading out for the night or to arrange another safe way to get home, such as planning to take public transportation. More than 300 people were arrested on DUI charges in the state of California last year, according to the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
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