Updated at 12:27 p.m.: The location of the event has been updated to N. 11th Street. The road closures have been updated to reflect this change.
ARLINGTON, Va. – St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the United States and many times, the celebration includes alcohol. Tragically, March 17 has become a dangerous day on our nation’s roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016 alone, 60 people were killed nationally in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). That’s why the Arlington County Police Department is reminding citizens not to press their luck. If your celebration includes alcohol, designate a sober driver, whether it’s a friend, relative, taxi, ride sharing or public transportation.
On Saturday, March 10th, the Arlington County Police Department is conducting the Don’t Press Your Luck anti-drunk driving event to highlight the effect alcohol has on motor skills. This free event is open to the public and will take place on N. Highland Street between N. 11th Street and Clarendon Boulevard.
The Arlington County Police Department will conduct the following road closures from approximately 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on March 10 to accommodate this event:
- N. 11th Street between N. Highland Street and N. Garfield Street
Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No Parking” signs in the area. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call the Emergency Communication Center at 703-558-2222.