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Designated drivers get special, alcohol-free drinks for free at participating bars

While St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday known for its spirited spirits, is next Monday, there is no doubt some party people will start tossing back a few rounds this weekend — or sooner. If you plan to be among them, … Continue reading

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Have a safe July 4th holiday weekend

Street Smarts wishes you and yours a safe July 4 holiday weekend. Please, don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver, call a taxi, get a hotel room or make other overnight arrangements. If you’re out and about and see … Continue reading

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No St. Patrick’s Day luck for DUI motorists

Don’t think the luck of the Irish will help you get home safely if you plan to drink and drive or get a ride from someone who has been drinking.

“St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate Irish heritage and gather with friends, but it can quickly end in tragedy due to impaired driving,” said Chief Richard Ehle of the Capitola Police Department. “If you plan on drinking, don’t rely on luck to keep you safe or to keep you out of trouble. Be responsible and take appropriate precautions.”
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Designate a driver for Super Bowl Sunday

  The CHP and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging Super Bowl party-goers this Sunday to designate a sober driver to shuttle them home from the game day fun.   It’s either that, or risk being pulled over by one … Continue reading

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