'Don't drive:' Milwaukee police urge public to be safe while celebrating St. Patrick's Day

’Don’t drive: ’ Milwaukee police urge public to be safe while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With St. Patrick's Day on Friday, Milwaukee police are reminding people not to drink and drive.

Police say they have seen an upward trend of fatal crashes recently. 

There were 111 fatal crashes in Milwaukee County last year. So far this year, there have been 12. 

Since many people will be out drinking Friday, MPD says it's important to find a ride.

"If you're going to be out drinking, don't drive, look for an alternative," said Sergeant Efrain Cornejo. "We want to keep other motorists and public community members that are out on the street, and are not participating, safe."

Molson Coors will offer rides via the Milwaukee County Transit System free of charge Friday from 6 p.m. and going through the end of regular service.

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