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St. Patrick's Day OWI arrests down from 2018 in Milwaukee County

Posted at 5:17 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 18:17:56-04

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has had one message to the motoring public this year: "If you've been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel of any vehicle."

On St. Patrick's Day, a day where many take part in a drinking affair, OWI arrests dropped from 19 in 2018, to 12 in 2019.

According to the release, there was a total of 387 traffic stops on St. Patrick's Day.

“Our partnership with Milwaukee County Transit System to encourage the public, ‘to celebrate responsibly’ is a shared commitment to public safety. We are encouraged by the decrease in the number of arrests made this past weekend,” said Chief Deputy Denita Ball.