UHP: Dozens of DUI arrests on St. Patrick’s Day, no fatal crashes all weekend

Posted at 11:58 AM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 14:01:45-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol released statistics Monday on the hundreds of traffic stops troopers made on St. Patrick's Day.

UHP troopers pulled over 1,893 vehicles and arrested 38 drivers for driving under the influence Friday. According to UHP, there were no alcohol-related crashes and no fatalities on Utah roadways over the weekend.

"You're out St. Patrick's Day night and you're enjoying the festivities and, you know, you're drinking and you've got a designated driver - we'd like to say thank you. Thank you for doing it the right way," said Sgt. Todd Royce, UHP.

Of the 1,893 traffic stops Friday, UHP said there were 122 seat belt violations and 967 speed violations.