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Celebrating a safe St. Patrick's Day

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) - Saint Patrick's Day is coming up this week.  And that means a full day of fun.. but safety should also be a priority.

Some people start with their lucky charms in the morning and party deep into the night.

Law enforcement ramps up that evening.  Several police and sheriff's departments say they'll step up seat beat and drunk driving enforcement.

Lt. Dale Wisnewski/Marathon County Sheriff's Department: "Driving while intoxicated is not acceptable, it's not even socially acceptable anymore. It's becoming less and less of a thing that people are laughing or joking about because it's all too serious."

Police say it's pretty simple to make a plan.. either set up a designated driver ahead of time.. or use the Safe Ride Home program.

Saint Patrick's Day is this Thursday.

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