Don't drink and drive! Police upping DUI patrols for St. Patrick's Day weekend

Posted at 10:33 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 20:24:17-04

If you're planning on grabbing a pint to celebrate the Irish holiday, think before you get behind the wheel.

More than 11 spots in the Valley will have saturation patrols with increased police presence, according to the Arizona Governor's Office for Highway Safety.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is partnering the ride-sharing app Lyft for their "Save Lives, Don't DUI" campaign.

On St. Patrick's Day first time users can download the Lyft app and get $5 off their first 10 rights with the promo code BELUCKY. People who already have the app can use the code BELUCKY17 to get 5 percent off two rides.

Last year, 600 people took advantage of the MCAO campaign.

AAA is also offering a safe way for partygoers to get home Friday. Their annual Tipsy Tow service begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until 6 a.m. on Saturday. 

You do not have to be a member of AAA to take advantage of the service.

The service provides a free 10 mile tow and ride home. For additional miles, customers are charged the standard towing rate. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP to celebrate safely.

Take a look at the map below to see where some of the patrols will be set up.