There's More Than One Reason to Stay Safe This St. Patrick’s Day

Updated: Jun 26

St. Patrick’s Day is here but for many, this beloved holiday will be drastically different this year. We are dealing with unprecedented times and many of us are still recovering from the shock and disappointment that the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade and many other events are cancelled this year due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Warnings to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day will likely, first and foremost, refer to the current pandemic and avoiding large gatherings, not over-consumption and driving while intoxicated. However, the fact remains that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most dangerous holidays when it comes to DUIs and deadly accidents.

If you plan to keep your celebratory plans, we at Sheeley Law urge you to be safe and vigilant. 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. Please be safe and do not drink and drive. If you need to reach us, we are available 24/7. You may contact Attorney Ann Sheeley at 401-619-5555.

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