St.Patrick's Day is not exactly known as a dry holiday. Police were anticipating this, and were out in force looking for DUI motorists.
On Sunday, Napa County Law Enforcement officials, participating in the Avoid the 9 campaign, stopped 64 vehicles and arrested 4 people on suspicion of DUI.
Six police officers worked the Avoid the 9 campaign, which is a coalition of the county's law enforcement agencies dedicated to curbing drunk driving, from 8 p.m., Sunday to 1 a.m., Monday.
"During these vehicle stops, officers noticed 13 of the drivers displayed symptoms of alcohol or drug use," an Avoid the 9 press release stated. "The 13 drivers were evaluated and 4 of them were arrested for DUI related violations. Additionally, two drivers were driving with a suspended license and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 30 days."
The Avoid the 9 campaign is funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.