Don’t test your luck: Don’t drive drunk this St. Patrick’s Day weekend

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ORLANDO, Fla. – This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on drunken driving arrests.

The effort will take place from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday, in partnership with the Florida Highway Patrol, local municipalities and the Traffic Safety Team, according to a news release. Deputies will be patrolling the streets of Central Florida as many St. Patrick’s Day festivities will be held on Friday and Saturday with the holiday landing on that Sunday and spring break in session.

To also help curb drunken driving, AAA and Lyft are offering incentives and rides to keep people away from the steering wheel.

Florida AAA clubs offer Tipsy Towing services for both members and nonmembers, officials said. For a safe ride home, anyone can call 800-AAA-HELP or 800-222-4357.