Even though St. Patty’s falls on a Monday this year, there will be an increase in St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrol all weekend. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has announced that on 3/14, 3/15, 3/16 and 3/17 it will be expanding it’s St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrol in an effort to crack down on drunk driving. Law enforcement officers are trained to look for any vehicle code violation as a reason to pull over a drunk driver. Bars entice customers by offering St. Patrick’s Day parties and specials. Green beer and Irish whiskey will be flowing. Corned beef and cabbage will be served. Bars like Dickie O’Neals in Palm Springs will be having St Patrick’s Day celebrations all weekend long. There is no harm in celebrating, but please do so responsibly. It is always wise to have a designated driver or take a taxi. Be aware and don’t let a DUI arrest ruin your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.