The ride home for drunken St. Patrick's Day revelers in York County this year could end with them observing the wearin' of the orange prison jumpsuit.

Because the holiday is on Monday, police expect people to celebrate this weekend, which is why sobriety checkpoints are scheduled in York, Adams and Lancaster counties, according to a news release from the Center for Traffic Safety.

A roving DUI patrol is scheduled for Adams County as well, according to the center.

The checkpoints and patrol could happen any time between now and Monday night.

Sobriety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols, and other enforcement activities organized through the Center for Traffic Safety are funded with federal grant money provided by the state Department of Transportation, and target roads that have a high incidence of impaired driving arrests and crashes.

The average DUI arrest costs the offender about $10,000, according to the center.

For more information, visit www.JustDrivePA.org or www.trafficsafetymarketing.org.



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