One Irish blessing offers hope to "avoid trouble wherever you go." When it comes to drinking and driving, rely on more than luck this holiday weekend.
Fredericksburg Police Captain Rick Pennock says a crackdown will happen. They and many other localities will have extra patrols around restaurants, bars and other known party spots. Some will even have sobriety checkpoints set up in the region.
If you know you are going out and having a drink or two this weekend, plan ahead. Pennock says you should have a designated driver or the number of a reliable cab company in your pocket.
Just because you eat some food, it does not reduce your blood alcohol content and make you okay to drive.
A DUI is considered a criminal offense that leads to heavy fines, losing your license and even time in jail.