Living statues depicting ‘Saints of Sobriety’ aim to keep folks safe on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 20:48:48-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Highway Patrol, local law enforcement, the Catholic Diocese of Utah and bars and restaurants are teaming up for a safety campaign to keep driver's safe on St. Patrick's Day.

According to a press release, there have been 23 alcohol related crashes on St. Patrick's Day over the last five years, and this year police and actors will be trying to prevent those kinds of incidents. Part of the campaign includes actors who will transform into "living statues" of the "Saints of Sobriety" to remind people to be safe.

According to the press release, the saints include, St. Haylor of Cab, the saint of wise travelers; St. Cristyl O'Clearhead, saint of responsible drinking; and St. Alweis the Appointed, saint of designated drivers.

UHP and one of those actors stopped by the FOX 13 News Studio Wednesday to discuss the effort, see the video above for details.