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St. Patrick's Day weekend traffic blitz

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St. Patrick's Day is on Monday and for many that just means three nights of celebration. But traffic blitzes are also non-stop this weekend all across our area. Our 13abc crew rode along with Sgt. Shaun Robinson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Bowling Green post.

"There's no one set indicator that says someone maybe impaired," says Sgt. Shaun Robinson. "They could be tired, could be distracted driving, could be any number of reasons they're doing it, and alcohol is just one of those."

That's why troopers are looking out for any violation that poses a danger to others. If there's something wrong with your car, if you're weaving, or speeding; don't be surprised to see the flashing lights.

All the stops our crew witnessed were for speeding and drivers were let go with a warning. Sgt. Robinson says the goal with increased patrols is to raise awareness and save lives.

"Plan ahead and be responsible," warns Sgt. Robinson. "If you plan to drink, either have a designated driver, have an alternate plan so you don't have to get behind the wheel after you have been drinking. There's no need to take that chance."

The Blarney on Monroe Street expects about 7,000 people to stop in at their Shamrock Celebration over the next three days.

"As the years have went through, we've seen a lot more party buses and cabs dropping people off, so for me as an owner it's great to see that because not only do I want everybody to get here,I want them to get home safe," says the owner Ed Beczynski.

The Blarney is teaming up with area hotels and Black & White cabs to make sure everyone has a safe night. A series of cab drivers will be circling The Blarney, ready to transport patrons.

Toledo Police tell us they have officers working overtime for their city wide traffic blitz. It's all part of a national campaign and the additional officers working this weekend will be paid through a federal grant.

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