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Sheriff's office announces St. Patrick's Day DUI crackdown

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office announced it will be conducting special patrols on the St. Patrick's Day weekend to look for drunk drivers and seat belt enforcement.

"We're reminding everyone this weekend to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket," Undersheriff Andy Zinke said in a news release. "Driving drunk is a deadly decision and it is against the law. We will show zero tolerance. If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate a sober driver before the party begins."

The special patrols start March 14 and run through March 17.

The sheriff's office encourages those hosting or attending a St. Patrick's Day party to keep the phone numbers for local cab companies handy.

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