Alarming Statistics about St. Patrick’s Day and Drinking

Updated: Mar 14, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where everyone seems to be Irish. This year, it falls on a Sunday with the infamous Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade being held this Saturday, March 16th. Traditionally, it’s one of the biggest drinking days of the year, with revelers starting in the early morning to partake in the daylong partying. It’s also one of the most dangerous holidays when it comes to DUIs and accidents, as evidenced by the graphic below:

Infographic Source: scramca.com/the-dangers-of-drinking-st-patricks/

You may believe you are sober enough to drive but in the eyes of the law, you are above the legal limit of .08. Police officers will be out in full force on St. Patrick’s Day, looking for even the slightest reason to pull you over.


A conviction for DUI in Rhode Island or OUI in Massachusetts will dramatically affect your life and, if there is an accident resulting, it can cause life-threatening results to an innocent victim.


DUIs can happen to anyone and the punishments can vary, but it is important you know what to expect and your options. If you are caught drinking and driving or if you are injured in an accident by an impaired driver, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense or personal injury attorney immediately. We at Sheeley Law encourage you to have fun this St. Patrick’s Day, Erin go bragh, and most important, be safe and do not drink and drive.


If you have questions or would like a free consultation, please contact Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Attorney Ann Sheeley at 401-619-5555 or asheeley@sheeleylaw.com.


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