DETROIT (WXYZ) - Officers from across metro Detroit along with deputies from surrounding counties have increased patrols in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road this St. Patrick's Day.
People pack the bars every year to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and police say drunk drivers are all too common this time of year, especially with it falling so close to March Madness.
Macomb County Sheriff's Deputy David Crabtree says he hopes that people who go out to celebrate have a good time, but are responsible when it comes to getting home.
"There's a number of ways you can be responsible," Crabtree said. "They have busses, taxi's, I mean call a friend, call anybody."
The Old Shillelagh will have limo companies on scene to make sure people get home safely.
These are other places you can call if you need a ride home:
Southfield Cab Co. - (248) 569-6400, (248) 350-1111, or (248) 350-1700.
Ferndale Cab Co. - (248) 543-4000
Checker Cab - (313) 963-5005
Metropolitan Cab Co. - (313) 869-8300
Corporate Cabs Inc. - (313) 962-8888
ABC Cab Company - (800) 563-4222
Detroit Cab Company - (313) 841-6000
Yellow Cab - (313) 961-3333
Uber Detroit - click here for more information.