Over 40 million Americans claim Irish ancestry and the other 300 million claim it on St. Patrick’s Day. The day is beloved for its merry celebration of all things Irish. In Boston – by coincidence – March 17th is a city holiday. Schools and municipal offices are closed. The city overflows with revelers. The day starts with green bagels, and usually winds up with corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread. Local pubs are competing with festive menus and Irish music and dance. Many are celebrating with green beer or other libations. Responsible drinkers know that the rest of us would prefer to see them on the T than have them get behind the wheel of the car. On a day like St. Patrick’s Day, the police are out in force watching for impaired drivers. Irish or not, if you are drinking and driving they will stop you.

We encourage you to consider preparing your transportation in advance so that your St. Patrick’s Day celebration is a good one from start to finish. However, if you or a friend make the poor choice to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking, here is what you need to know. If you need legal help, call or text us. Contant Law 617 227 8383.

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