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Law Enforcement Out on St. Patrick’s Day

Green’s the color of the weekend as many Americans get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The feast of St. Patrick is actually on Sunday, but many establishments will choose to take part in festivities on Saturday. Knoxville Lieutenant Aaron Fuller says they and other law enforcement agencies across Iowa will have extra enforcement on the roads throughout the weekend. He explains they’ll be focusing on three things in particular – drinking and driving, and violations involving seat belts and speeding. Fuller says there were more than 16,000 traffic violations reported over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Iowa, adding that’s a very high amount. He recommends everyone plan ahead and make sure you have a designated driver or have a cab service take you home, even if you’re just buzzed.